As everyone must know by now CERN have effectively confirmed the work by Henrik Svensmark and his hypothesis that there is a link between sunspots and climate with the implication that:
most of the global warming of the 20th Century can be explained by the reduction in cosmic rays due to livelier solar activity, resulting in less low cloud cover and warmer surface temperatures. (WUWT)
So, I was rather intrigued to see what the MSM said about the climate-sunspot link: not much! And they all clearly are following a very tight “message”:
Cloud formation study casts a shadow over certain climate models … The work suggests that one or more unidentified organic gases – produced either naturally or from human activities – has a significant influence on the Earth’s cloud cover. (Guardian)
The implication is clearly being repeated:
“Study does not prove cosmic rays drive climate change” (Reuters)
So is there any evidence to link sunspots and climate? Where is the last place one would imagine to look? The Biased Broadcasting Company?
The growth of British trees appears to follow a cosmic pattern, with trees growing faster when high levels of cosmic radiation arrive from space. (BBC)
How on earth did that bombshell slip past the BBC climate sensor?
Obviously the only news out so far is from those “pro-warmist” organisations (except some in physics) who have been pump primed with the “nothing to see here folks move along” message they hope will be taken up by what they must believe is a bunch of gullible morons in the rest of the press.
As someone else put it. The theory of CO2 induced positive feedbacks for their doomsday warming is totally without experimental basis. The theory for sunspot-climate link is now pretty much proven beyond reasonable doubt both from the CERN work showing the mechanism and by the empirical data showing that there is a correlation. This is like comparing apples with pears. Real science with voodoo eco-political claptrap.
There is no way on earth anyone can ever again ask: “well what else could have caused it?” The only valid question is how much of the (apparent) warming is due to CO2, how much due to sunspots, and how much due to the multitude of other influences on the climate which have been similarly denied by the nutters running science at the moment.