We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
jimg: It's hot in summer. It's cold in winter. For the last 4.6 billion years.
For certain definitions of hot and cold. (You'd be on safer ground, if you said warmer and cooler.)
In any case, to address your point, throughout Earth's history the mean surface temperature has changed considerably, regardless of the annual cycle. The Earth appears to have two strong equilibrium points (strange attractors), ice and ice-free. Currently, the Earth is relatively balanced between these two points of attraction, but can easily be tipped into one or the other.
“FAR RIGHT” FAVORED TO WIN ITALIAN ELECTION
"Far right" means not Communist
I am reminded of a conversation I had in grad school, in the early1980s, after four years of working in the oil field. I pointed out that in the pre-Regan days, inflation would kick you into a higher tax bracket when your real income hadn't increased, but only kept up with inflation.
"That's a very right-wing thing to say," came the reply.
Which made my then-liberal mind conclude that perhaps thinking and being right-wing were not at all mutually exclusive.
"Studies Show The Electric Vehicles Democrats Insist You Buy Are Worse For The Environment And Lower Quality"
True. And solar panel farms also increase the air temperature above them. Solar panels only use about 15% of the energy of sunlight falling on them. On bare ground, that energy is reflected back to space; the measure of the reflection is called the 'albedo'. What happens to the 85% of the energy of the sunlight that's not used for electricity? Since it's NOT reflected back to space, it heats up the metal frame of the solar panel and starts radiating infrared, ie. HEAT, into the air. Solar panels are doing the exact opposite of what they were intended for. They're heating up the planet and contributing to solar warming!
Uh... not exactly accurate. A portion of the solar energy that strikes a panel will become heat but somewhere around 30% of the solar energy will be reflected. Average earth albedo is around 40%.
NASA says satellite measurements made since the late 1970s estimate Earth’s average albedo to be about 0.30. And declining, by the way. The Sun isn't shining any less; it's more energy being absorbed and turned into heat.
Re; Definition of recession. The theory first crowd gives no ground, and I have no intention of helping them; but what will they say when there is another quarter of negative growth, and another. Just be honest with a government job who is concerned about growth; and with his and hers government jobs that de-growth looks good.