Argument: The sun is the primary driver of global climate change
Principal argument: changes in global temperature correlate best with solar variations
Sun spots are intense magnetic fields that appear at times of greater solar activity. They often "explode" in an event known as "solar flares", which release a massive amount of electromagnetic radiation. This radiation reaches the earth and interacts with its atmosphere...
- Present graphs of correlation of temperature and C02 over 20th century and temperature and sun variations (from "the Great Global Warming Swindle).
Correlation between sunspots and sea surface temperature
The graph at right demonstrates a very strong correlation between sun spots and sea surface temperature.
1991 Danish Meteorological Institute
Found strong correlation between sun spots and global temperature in history. 400 years worth. Graphical coverage of this in part of a YouTube vidoe of the "Great Global Warming Swindle" 
Sevenemark and Christiansen study
Ian Clark study
1859 Sun storm incident
Reportedly, the sun increased in brightness by a factor of two, with a presumably higher temperature effect in the atmosphere at that time as a result.
Book The Chilling Stars
Book written in 2007 by Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark and British science writer Nigel Calder.
Simultaneous warming on mars indicates a common cause: the sun
- "Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says". National Geographic article (views not endorsed by NGE). February 28th, 2007
YouTube videos supporting this claim
Supporters of this perspective
- Henrik Svensmark, Danish scientist and author of The Chilling Stars - "I think the sun is the major driver of climate change"
- "The Great Global Warming Swindle". WagTV. Retrieved 12.12.07 - A comprehensive presentation of the con arguments in this debate surrounding the effects of the sun on global climate change.
- BBC. "Sun and global warming: A cosmic connection?". November 14th, 2007
Supporters of this view
- Willie Soon
- Sallie Balliunas
- Eigil Friis-Christensen
- Henrik Svensmark
- Nir Shaviv
- Jan Veizer.
- ‘The Manic Sun’ by Nigel Calder, who also wrote, with Henrik Svensmark, ‘The Chilling Stars’.