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NEWS & ANALYSIS

Study Finds Sun May Be Leading Cause of Global Warming


A new study by nearly two dozen scientists found that rising global temperatures may be caused by the sun, rather than carbon dioxide. 

According to The Australian, a paper by 23 solar physics and climate science experts from 14 different countries, the 16 most prominent datasets of solar output show solar energy is more of a cause for global warming than carbon dioxide. 

The study was published in the journal Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, per Western Journal. 

“I fear that by effectively only considering the datasets and studies that support their chosen narrative, the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] have seriously hampered scientific progress into genuinely understanding the causes of recent and future climate change,” Ronan Connolly from the Center for Environmental Research and Earth Sciences, said. 

“Depending on which published data and studies you use, you can show that all of the warming is caused by the sun, but the IPCC uses a different data set to come up with the opposite conclusion,” he told the Epoch Times. “In their insistence on forcing a s0-called scientific consensus, the IPCC seems to have decided to consider only those data sets and studies that support their chosen narrative.” 

The new report argues that the conclusion that human emissions are responsible for rising temperatures relies on “narrow and incomplete data about the sun’s total irradiance.” 

“Whether they were deliberately doing it or whether it was simply confirmation bias is difficult to say,” Connolly added, “but it is clear that data sets are being selected that support the IPCC view while data contradicting it have been excluded.”