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Solar maximum: climate change or change in climate?

A recent Scientific American article claims that the “sun is quickly approaching a major peak in solar activity”. Wiki: “Solar maximum is the regular period of greatest solar activity during the Sun‘s 11-year solar cycle.” Actually, this is the only article that I had noticed about this phenomenon.

Source: my 2018 blogs

Left is my 2018 diagram representing the known causes of climate change, according to the British Geological Survey.

New causes are Bitcoin (+) and forests (-).

An underrated cause is Earth’s wobbling axis also known as precession. This causes shifting climates.

The combination of shifting climates (due to precession) and a solar maximum is now hitting the Northern Hemisphere (eg, Canada, Europe). Both cause a change in climate. However, the term climate change has become an ideology, in which non-human causes are rejected (eg, as false).

My 2018 diagram does not reflect the 2021 NASA study that projects a surge in coastal flooding, starting in 2030s (eg, NASA) In 2023, USA is already reporting lots of flooding (eg, American Geosciences Institute). The cause is interesting: a Moon “wobble” (Axios) also known as lunar libration.

In 2015, I published my blog Weather is your Mood and Climate is your Personality. Nowadays, every change in our weather is deemed climate change, regardless of geological – including astronomical – causes. A change in climate is a long-term change, while a change in weather is short-term.

In 2018, climate economist Richard Tol confirmed that climate is a new religion (ie, Telegraaf, my English blog). Religion is an example of ideology. Ideology and pragmatism are each others opposites. Hence, solutions for climate change often lack pragmatism (eg, climate-engineering, my blogs).

It would help (a lot) if and when we would start using the (neutral) term “change in climate” rather than climate change. There have been changes in our climate for about 4.5 billion years. Even climate change deniers would – probably – accept the term “change in climate“.

“A state of half-ignorance and half-indifference is a much more pervasive climate sickness than true denial or true fatalism.”

A quote by American journalist David Wallace-Wells from his 2017 essay The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

Here Comes the Sun (1969) by The Beatles
band, lyrics, video, Wiki-band, Wiki-album, Wiki-song

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
And I say, “It’s alright”

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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