A new report says that if we can just stay cool for a few hours a day, the music of the sun will go the way of the dinosaurs.
The findings, from the International Center for Science in Environmental Sciences (ICES), indicate that as the seasons change, and the climate cools, the sunlight that shines on Earth gets absorbed by plants and minerals.
That leads to a drop in the amount of sunlight reaching the earth’s surface, which ultimately can lead to a cooling trend.
The scientists say that by keeping cool for at least 24 hours a night, we can cool the planet for a whopping 4,000 years.
“The sun’s influence on the earths climate is now so significant, that the planet is actually warming at the rate of one degree every 12 years,” Dr. Peter Meehl, a co-author of the report, said in a statement.
The study was led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, which includes scientists from the University of Manchester, Oxford University, and MIT.
The paper was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
While the sun has a significant influence on Earth’s climate, scientists say it doesn’t have the same impact on the climate in space.
The sun’s impact on Earth is largely caused by sunlight hitting the Earth’s surface at different rates, which are linked to the seasons.
The warmer the planet gets, the faster the sun’s rays are reflected off the Earth and into space.
The sun also has other effects on the planet, including the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which warm the planet and raise global temperatures.
The researchers say that these gases are more damaging to the planet than the sun, and could eventually lead to the end of life on the Earth.
“This paper is a really important contribution to the field of climate change because it has shown that the sun plays a major role in causing global warming,” said lead author of the paper, Dr. Tim Bowers.
Bowers said that while there are some climate impacts caused by the solar cycle, the sun is one of the main ones.
He explained that the solar cycles are triggered by the Earth passing through a period of intense heat, and that in these periods, the solar pressure and energy output is greatly reduced.
This means that the Sun’s activity is reduced.
“We can say with high confidence that the climate is warming and there is a big difference between this period and the other ones,” Bowers said.
In the next few decades, scientists expect the solar impact to become more pronounced, and this could mean that the Earth could be entering a new ice age.
“Our work suggests that the main role of the solar influence on climate will be limited,” said co-lead author of ICES, Dr Andrea J. Maffei, who was also an adviser on the paper.
“Our study has shown the sun contributes to the cooling of the earth but the main driver of the cooling is the release and absorption of solar radiation by the minerals and rocks in the atmosphere.”
The researchers say their work could be useful in understanding how global temperatures have changed in the past and for predictions of future climates.