In the sixteenth century, Nicholas Copernicus argued that it was the Earth that traveled around the sun. However, Copernicus’s view of the solar system wasn’t accepted for many years until Newton formulated his laws of motion.
The Greek philosopher Aristarchus is credited as being the first person to claim that the Earth orbited the sun.
While evidence suggests fluctuations in solar activity can affect climate on Earth, the majority of climate scientists and astrophysicists agree that the sun is not to blame for the current and historically sudden increase in global temperatures on Earth, which have mostly been caused by the human race. Read more