IPCC Relied on a Single Scientist to Deny Solar Influence
A large number of highly credentialed solar scientists have long held that solar activity is the primary driver of the earth’s climate, yet the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) relied on a single scientist to deny such solar influence on climate.
Scientists such as Dr. Willie Soon at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Henrik Svensmark at the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute, and Nir Shaviv at the Racah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University of Jersualem, have presented powerful evidence that solar activity accounts for most of the earth’s recent warming. Yet the IPCC section asserting a “consensus” denying such influence was written by a single solar scientist who violated all semblance of objectivity by citing her own research paper as reason for her denial.
The Norwegian government first noted the paltry evidence for such solar denial. In comments submitted to IPCC, a Norwegian government representative observed, "I would encourage the IPCC to [re-]consider having only one solar physicist on the lead author team of such an important chapter. In particular since the conclusion of this section about solar forcing hangs on one single paper in which J. Lean is a coauthor."
Dr. Soon has presented solar irradiance data showing global temperatures during the past century have almost precisely mirrored solar output. The Danish National Space Center further reported that solar output by the end of the 20th century had reached its highest amount in at least 1,000 years.