Unless you are amongst the hopelessly duped environmental nutters, this link is well worth a read................. Sun Causes Climate Change Shock – Telegraph Blogs The Michael Crichton novel, "State of Fear", is well worth picking up…even in paperback for a few $ -although an average run of the mill novel (I’m being generous), the real value is that it contains varous charts and graphs, from NOAA, other gov agencies, that shows the nonsense conclusively…it was put out during the height of the AGW scam…Crichton died shortly afterward…. Hmmm. Its getting hard to linger in this forum anymore. I get bored more and more by the month. The reason? The economic and political realities in 2011 have dealt a death blow to the k00ks aspirations of taking "their science" anywhere outside the realm of a hobby at this point. Accordingly................like a football team that is up 71-3, you sorta lose interest.