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Sunspots
The Relationship Between Sunspots and Earth's Climate

The Relationship Between Sunspots and Earth’s Climate

Even before the telescope was invented, scientists identified dark blotches on the sun which would eventually be named sunspots. In the 1600s in Europe, Galileo and other scientists began to record information on them, though they were not sure what exactly they were.  Today, advanced camera technology enables scientists to take highly accurate photographs of...
Human Activity and Climate Change

Human Activity and Climate Change

Scientists continue to debate the role of human activity in climate change. Some scientists believe sunspots and other solar activity have the greatest effect on the earth’s temperature while others believe they have no significant effect. To understand the debate over sunspots and their role, one must look at both sides of the story. ┬áScientists...
The Effects Of Solar Radiation On The Earth's Climate

The Effects Of Solar Radiation On The Earth’s Climate

Scientists and observers who have watched the sun have noticed certain trends for sunspots. There is a connection between chemical processes in the sun and the amount of solar flares and spots that can be observed. There is a cycle that lasts about eleven years of solar activity. During the periods of greatest activity there...