However, new research by scientists at the University of Colorado-Boulder (yay team!
The country with the highest proportion of 'intolerant' people who wanted neighbours similar to them was Jordan, where 51.4 per cent of the population would refuse to live next to someone of a different race.Other English-speaking countries once part of the British Empire shared the same tolerant attitude - fewer than five per cent of Britons, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders showed signs of racism.This work is extremely important, of course, because it has a direct impact on understanding the Earth’s climate.Even more obviously, if you’ve been reading my blog for more than about ten seconds, is that a lot of climate change deniers like to point to the Sun as being the culprit in the rapid warming of the Earth over the past century.These faculae, as they’re called, actually more than make up for the darker regions of the spots, so in reality sunspots However, this study showed that even if the Sun were less active, and therefore not warming the Earth as much, it would have had little effect.
The local issues of volcanoes and the additional fresh water were enough to account for the Little Ice Age.
I find it particularly noteworthy that this Colorado study — years in the making — was announced the same day that article came out.
The contrast between careful scientific study and the befuddling assertions of a climate change denier shows the intellectual bankruptcy of the latter.
This would have slowed the transport of heat from the equatorial waters back up north, cooling them further.
That system is what maintained colder temperatures for so long.
And even then, the Colorado research was hardly needed to show the Daily Mail article was baloney; its own internal failings were apparent when it grossly twisted the results from the UK Met Office (the weather service for the UK).