The "people at Penn State" did not lie.
"Professor Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit, and professor Michael E. Mann at Pennsylvania State University, came under particular scrutiny. Among his e-mails, Mr. Jones talked to Mr. Mann about the “trick of adding in the real temps to each series … to hide the decline [in temperature].”
Three are emerged from the Penn state emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
And you base this on what science?
Funny you should mention the sunspot minimum. I'm quite familar with the Maunder Minimum.
"According to the latest IPCC report, AR5, the influence of the sun on our climate since pre-industrial times, in terms of radiative forcing, is very small compared to the effect of greenhouse gases.
According to some more skeptical scientists such a small solar influence is counterintuitive. The Little Ice Age, the period roughly from 1350 to 1850, in which winters on the Northern Hemisphere could be severe and glaciers advanced, coincided with the so-called Maunder Minimum, a period of supposedly low solar activity. In their eyes, the sun therefore still is a serious candidate to also explain a substantial part of the warming since pre-industrial times.
Sunspot records since 1600 suggest there has been a considerable increase in solar activity in the 20th century leading to a Grand Solar Maximum or Modern Maximum. However recently these sunspot records have come under increasing scrutiny and newer reconstructions show a much ‘flatter’ sunspot history. This challenges the idea of a Modern Maximum.
The current solar cycle 24 is the lowest sunspot cycle in 100 years and the third in a trend of diminishing sunspot cycles. Solar physicists expect cycle 25 to be even smaller than Cycle 24 and expect the sun to move into a new minimum, comparable with the Dalton or even the Maunder Minimum. Studying such a minimum with modern instruments could potentially answer a lot of the questions surrounding the influence of the sun on our climate."
I suggest you read Climatism! and refute the scientific conclusions.
There is plenty of evidence that we are in a slight cooling trend right now.
Also if there is global warming why did arctic ice increase 60% between 2012 and 2013?
Sun activity not greenhouse gases is proven historically to drive temperatures and climate more than any other singular factor
Non government or politically tainted (non IPCC related) studies confirm CO2 levels do not effect actual temperature changes instead FOLLOW temperature changes
The pacific ocean has a warm temperature and cool temperature mode known as the 'Pacific Decadal Oscillation' or PDO. This PDO index measured since 1900 shows both warm and cool periods of the ocean floor and shows that we are now in a cool (not warming) mode since 1998
Shifting of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation from its warm mode to cool mode assures global cooling for the next three decades.
CO2 makes up an insignificant percentage (only about .054%) of atmospheric gases
The oceans and volcano eruption contribution to CO2 far outweighs the contribution from humans