Monday, December 14, 2009

1940s Glacial Melt Culprit: The Sun

This little bit of news won't make the alarmists happy. It's the Sun, stupid! Yep, our climate system is COMPLICATED and we are a bunch of gnats to this Earth.

A surge in sunshine more than 60 years ago helped Swiss mountain glaciers melt faster than today, even though warmer average temperatures are being recorded now, Swiss researchers said Monday.

Their study into the impact of solar radiation on Alpine glaciers made the "surprising discovery" that in the 1940s, and especially summer 1947, the ice floes lost the most ice since measurements begin 95 years ago, according to Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ).

[From Sunshine speeded 1940s Swiss glacier melt: scientists]