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New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)
Saturday, August 20, 2005
I'm -glup- With The Russians
In what may be the first time ever, I find myself aligned with Russians against Britons:
Climate change sceptics bet $10,000 on cooler worldNow I'm no solar physicist, but I'd tend to think that the sun might have at least a tincy, wincy effect on the Earth's temperature. But I suppose some might just call the crazy-talk.
Two climate change sceptics, who believe the dangers of global warming are overstated, have put their money where their mouth is and bet $10,000 that the planet will cool over the next decade.
The Russian solar physicists Galina Mashnich and Vladimir Bashkirtsev have agreed the wager with a British climate expert, James Annan.
The pair, based in Irkutsk, at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, believe that global temperatures are driven more by changes in the sun's activity than by the emission of greenhouse gases. They say the Earth warms and cools in response to changes in the number and size of sunspots. Most mainstream scientists dismiss the idea, but as the sun is expected to enter a less active phase over the next few decades the Russian duo are confident they will see a drop in global temperatures.