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CERES SW Data is Wrongly suggesting the Sun may be driving Climate Change...

As found from the LDEF Space Shuttle Mission (see Climate Calibration Challenge Page), the CERES Optics became contaminated on-orbit from 2000-2004 in ways NASA could not track using their lamps because they degraded in the UV. MERBE used the Moon and Deep Convective Cloud albedos to track this, both of which have been proved stable to 0.3%/decade or better (see 1 and 2).


This initial trend occurring at the mission start when optical degradation due to RAM exposure in RAPs mode is occuring has a net decadal effect of suggesting Earth planetary darkening is causing up to half of  recent global warming, or +0.41W/m2/decade in solar forcing (see Fig (a) below and compare to (b) and (c)):

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