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GLENN: Sure. Scientists are so darn smart, they know exactly when the climate problem is global warming and also when it's climate change. I would argue that, you know, when the temperatures around the globe start dropping, the scientists call it climate change but, you know, what do I know. I'm one of those people who thinks, you know, some mysterious guy up in the sky created the universe. Hello. When obviously the universe created the universe. Anyway, even the almighty scientists have trouble understanding the universe creation of itself sometimes despite what Al Gore says. Here's a story from the BBC: Quiet sun baffling astronomers. The sun is at its dimmest it has been for nearly a century. There are no sun spots, very few solar flares and our nearest star is the quietest it's been for a very long time. Gee, maybe it's going to sleepy sleep. The sun normally undergoes an 11 year cycle of activity. At its peak it has been tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet size chunks of super hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period. Last year it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell but instead it hit a 50 year low in solar wind pressure, a 55 year low in radio emissions and a 100 year low in sun spot activity.
See, this is just crazy talk. I mean, the sun has varying temperatures? I wonder if that affects the Earth at all. I wonder if the people who live on the sun understand that the sun has varying temperatures. Is it because of their SUV? Those damn sun people.
In the mid 17th century a quiet spell lasted 70 years and led to a mini ice age. Oh, that's weird because I always thought it was those, you know, 17th century SUVs that led to the mini ice age. Evidence from tree trunks and ice cores suggest that the sun is calming down after an unusually high point in its activity.
Wait a minute. Unusual high point? This can't be true. Can somebody get Al Gore on the phone? Because I know he's honestly looking for answers. I bet he needs to hear about this. I mean, whatever you do, when you get him on the phone, though, just don't, you know, form this, you know, put this in the form of a debate at all because the debate is over.
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