How a Solar Eclipse Can Make or Break Scientific Theories
Written by John O'Sullivan
Who would have guessed there was an important connection between Albert Einstein, solar eclipses and man-made global warming?
A famous event in the rise of Albert Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity occurred a century ago.
“Thanks to the 1919 total solar eclipse, what was impossible suddenly became possible. Because of the 6 minutes that the Sun became totally dark as the moon blocked its light, scientists were able to study and measure the relative positions of stars in the Hyades cluster, strategically located where they would be useful for testing Einstein’s theory.” See: https://wallstreetpit.com/113547-solar-eclipse-confirm-einsteins-theory-general-relativity/
That total eclipse of the sun showed the scientific world an empirical proof that reshaped our understanding of space and time.
A century later independent scientists considered the remarkable drop in temperature that occurs in the path of the total eclipse. The amount varies but is always significant. For example,
“in March of 2015, the Norwegian island of Svalbard experienced a temperature drop from 8 degrees Fahrenheit to -7 degrees Fahrenheit during a total solar eclipse.”
NASA acknowledges that:
“It would probably be equal to the typical daytime minus nighttime temperature difference at that time of year and location on the Earth.”
That is made more remarkable by the fact that the period of totality lasts just minutes.
The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century took place on July 22, 2009 when the totality lasted 6 minutes and 39 seconds.
What does this have to do with man-made global warming?
Well, the biased UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) downplays the role of solar radiation as an energy source.
The cornerstone of such consensus climate science is the greenhouse gas theory. This tells us that CO2 and other gases in our atmosphere makes our planet 33 degrees warmer ‘than it would otherwise be.’ The theory tells us it the those ‘heat trapping’ gases in our atmosphere, not the sun that keeps us warm.
However, if the plain and simple facts are that a total solar eclipse prove that idea false. Even if we ‘switch off’ the sun for a few minutes (during an eclipse) we see that temperatures plunge dramatically.
Even a non-scientist with a basic understanding of how home insulation, over coats, scarves and gloves keeps us warm can see that those gases in the atmosphere must be very bad insulators indeed if a sudden drop of FIFTEEN degrees is felt when the sun is suddenly ‘switched off.’
We also note that when the eclipse ends, a swift return to the original daylight temperature occurs. Have those atmospheric gases suddenly shot a wave of heat into the atmosphere? Of course not.
Thus this simple demonstration tells us how flawed are junk science concepts about heat trapping gases.
Independent scientists (not to be confused with those grant-chasing government-funded academics) have recognised the great significance of the role of the sun in climate. The IPCC downplays the role of solar radiation as an energy source. It also ignores changes in the sun/climate relationships including, Svensmark’s Cosmic Theory and the impact of changes in Sun/Earth relationships collectively known as the Milankovitch Effect.
Consensus science needs to abandon the greenhouse gas hypothesis, which fails to take realistic account of such external factors, and greater research focus should be placed on cosmic forces hitherto overlooked during the last 30 years of dark political expediency.
John O’Sullivan is CEO of PRINCIPIA SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL, legally registered in the UK as a company incorporated for charitable purposes. Head Office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX. Telephone: Calls from within the UK: 020 7419 5027. International dialling: (44) 20 7419 5027.