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It’s the Sun A study conducted by climate scientists at the Univ. of Rochester, the Univ. of Alabama, and the Univ. of Virginia finds that atmospheric warming patterns over the last 30 years are not caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Study results greatly contradict the findings of the U. N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The current warming trend is due to changes in the activities of the sun. The sun is constantly active, emitting particle streams that carry magnetic fields; they in turn have an influence on the climate of the earth. Based on data furnished by the IPCC, the report concludes that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and therefore “attempts to control CO2 emissions are ineffective and pointless -- but very costly.” (International Journal of Climatology 12/07)