solanum writes: Bad news for those hoping that the current global warming phenomena was due to changes in solar output rather than an anthropogenic effect. BBC news is reporting on an article in Royal Society's journal Proceedings A. From the article:
Dr Lockwood initiated the study partially in response to the TV documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, broadcast on Britain's Channel Four earlier this year, which featured the cosmic ray hypothesis. "All the graphs they showed stopped in about 1980, and I knew why, because things diverged after that," he told the BBC News website. "You can't just ignore bits of data that you don't like," he said.