Solar Energy: An Inconvenient Truth

21 September 2015

Apparently, Pope Francis served ‘kool-aid’ at his April climate-change ‘communion’. The Vatican refused Philippe de Larminat a seat at the conference, due to his being a ‘climate-change denier’. Who is this man? [Reference: The Washington Post: How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight]

Philippe de Larminat is an imminent French scientist who published a scholarly book exposing the fallicy of anthropogenic (man caused) global warming. In his book titled “Climate Change: Identification and Projections”, Larminat lays out factual science that clearly points to the sun as the principle source of heat energy on the surface of the earth.

…the estimate of the sensitivity coefficient for solar activity and its range of uncertainty clearly show that fluctuations in solar activity constitute the predominant cause of recent global warming. The IPCC is opposed to this hypothesis, arguing that the variations in solar irradiance are too weak, and denying that there is any other way which the sun may have an effect” – excerpt from Google Books

Hard copy available on and as E-book from Google Books.
Hard copy available on and as E-book from Google Books.

Once only, my family visited Mississippi relatives in the dead of winter. My aunt and uncle lived in an old homestead that was built sometime around the Civil War near what is today called “White’s Crossing” near Wiggins, MS.

The sole source of heat in that drafty, un-insulated home was a double fireplace in which we kids would stand to warm ourselves, rotating first one side then the other. Aunt Eva was cooking in the kitchen. Electric lighting came from conventional light bulbs, and thick feather-filled blankets kept us from freezing while in bed. Nonetheless, that old fireplace was the most significant source of heat anywhere on that farm.

When we look to the daytime sky, we see a small ball of brilliant light, the sun. Its apparent diminutive size betrays its magnitude within our solar system. The sun is so enormous it could contain 1,300,000 planet earths within its sphere. If on the surface of the sun looking back toward earth, the earth would simply be a bright spot in the sky.


Excerpt from US Government Sandia Lab report titled "Solar FAQs", page 10
Excerpt from US Government Sandia Lab report titled “Solar FAQs”, page 10

Allow me to emphasize one sentence from this scientific document produced by our U.S. government. “This theoretical potential represents more energy striking the earth’s surface in one and a half hours … than worldwide energy consumption in the year 2001 from all sources combined

Climate Change/Global Warming priests of the Al Gore/Pope Francis religion preach wholly contrary to facts and evidence. The above cited scientific document was compiled and edited by three highly respected, honest-to-goodness scientists: Jeff Tsao (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Science), Nate Lewis (California Institute of Technology) and George Crabtree (Argonne National Laboratory). If you take a moment to read their respective credentials, you’ll readily discern these gentlemen aren’t pot-smoking, tied-died hippies, but serious academicians.

Think about it. Our sun blasts earth with more energy in 1.5 hours than the sum total of all gas-fired, nuclear, coal-fired and motorized electrical generators produce in a year’s time. One year is 8,760 hours. Therefore, natural solar energy striking our planet is 5,840 times greater than the best we humans can do, every country, all fossil fuel and nuclear production and your mama’s candles.

just the factsThe scientific method serves to minimize the effects of personal and cultural beliefs that influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena. As sergeant Friday would say, “Just the facts, Ma’am. Just the facts.”

As our second president John Adams famously said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

Facts point to the sun as the singular factor that governs the overall average temperature of the earth. Denying the facts of science takes us down a path toward fascism. Trust me. You don’t want to go there.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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