Article by Piers Corbyn of Weather Action 4th April 2008
Refutation of 'It's not the sun etc' claims in various places including BBC / Prof Lockwood.
Astro-scientists say 'Global warmers have played their last card - Lockwood's paper is a two legged stool".
Further to recent regurgitation of baseless claims that 'changes in solar activity do not affect weather and climate' eg as put forward by Prof Lockwood and on the BBC's link 'No Sun link' to climate change
of July 2007 which claims to 'disprove' the idea that solar activity drives climate please see comment below made at the time.
I think that the BBC link and the related paper by Prof Lockwood is one of the most dishonest pieces of pseudo-science (next to Al Gore's movie) put about in the last 50 years and marks one of the lowest points in the CO2 Global Warming brainwashing enterprise.
The BBC steadfastly refuse to publish anything which refutes their baseless claims, and the public may be interested to know that the BBC 'report' on Lockwood's findings appeared at the same time as his paper and had therefore clearly been drawn up in advance as propaganda and NOT a 'report' in the normal (?!) sense of investgating both sides of a subject and reporting fairly. I did appear on News24 and Radio 5 at the time but those comments and also comments by Nigel Calder on BBC around the same time were just to establish pseudo-balance and are not included in the BBC link above which is devoid of comment, gives no opportunity to comment and for which the BBC have refused to allow fair comment . Complaints have been made and any who care about the integrity of science are urged to also complain to the BBC.