It turns out the sun’s cosmic rays play a commanding role in atmospheric cloud formation and thus surface temperatures. This is according to research in the Aug. 25 edition of the journal Nature by scientists at the prestigious CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. In a CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) experiment, specialists fired a beam of energy from the lab’s Proton Synchrotron accelerator into a chamber filled with gases that approximated the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The findings are a strong indication that cosmic rays striking the planet have a similar effect on atmospheric chemicals and stimulate the creation of clouds. … For dogmatists who believe humans are heating the earth by allowing so-called “greenhouse gases” to billow into the atmosphere, countervailing evidence indicating the sun plays a primary role in climate change is a faith-shaker. This is akin to saying “God is dead”(Washington Times)
This is indeed a cause for celebration. It is a bit of an understatement to say that the next IPCC report on the “effects” of warming is not going to “stoke the flames” of alarmist, given the absence of any substantial trends in extreme weather to fill their report with.
We can even start to outline the new “consensus” … manmade CO2 is causing some warming, but nothing like the IPCC models with their massive positive feedbacks predict (In other words, they were wrong to take the real CO2 warming and then multiply it by an arbitrary figure to exaggerate the warming). Solar activity is also a strong contributor to warming and there are some effects like melting Arctic ice but again nothing like the doomsday 50-60m of sea level rise (30mm is more likely) or mass extinctions.
- ABC – Mystery factor clouds climate science
- Wahsington Times – Cloudy outlook for global-warming faithful
- Chicago Tribune – the real science trashers
- Christian Broadcasting Network – Landmark Study Links Cosmic Rays to Climate Change
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