Skip to comments.The climate just turned cold for non-physicists
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:14:57 PM PDT by Coleus
Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 1)
Question: What could a climate scientist bring to the debate among physicists over the interaction of cosmic rays with the Earths atmosphere?
Answer: the coffee.
Physicists have long maintained that the question of climate change was properly within the realm of physics rather than that of those glorified weathermen who call themselves climatologists. Last week we got confirmation of that. It came in the form of a study by physicists in Switzerland . The study, which was published in the prestigious peer-reviewed science publication Nature, gave support to an alternative theory of climate change first proposed in the late 1990s by a Danish physicist named Henrik Svensmark.
Svensmark proposed that the wild swings in climate over the eons could not be attributed to a cause as minor as slight increases in gases such as carbon dioxide. Instead, he theorized, those swings could be caused by solar activity. Cosmic rays from the sun might play a key role in cloud formation in the Earths atmosphere. Clouds can trap heat. That was the theory. But like all theories, it had to be tested in the lab. The lab in question was the CERN particle accelerator in Geneva . And sure enough, the study showed that ionization increases the nucleation rate of condensation nuclei.
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Question: What could a climate scientist bring to the debate among physicists over the interaction of cosmic rays with the Earths atmosphere? Answer: the coffee.LOL!
I'm using that one in the liberal cesspool where I work!
Please adjust the article’s date back to 2009. Good article, btw.
I remember reading about this back in the 1970’s.
- Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy about Barack Obama
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Climatologists. Sounds too much like cosmetologists.
I've rarely read the work of any scientist more cautious or exacting. Anyone with more than a Discovery Channel's knowledge of cosmology who has read his stuff reached their own conclusions.
Svalgaard's work is great, too.
This is why you should never let folks who prefer to look like they understand the science (instead of those unafraid to say 'I don't know') be in charge of who get's the money.
You are right, as the article's linked piece by Professor Henrik Svensmark makes very clear.
TPTB will never give up on regulating CO2 to mitigate global climate change. It allows them to much leverage to control every aspect of our life. (Just go here http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/agenda21.htm about 2/3 down the page to see how California liberals are using this to move people into densified urban areas and then to control them through layers and layers of regulation.)
Perhaps you can explain where all these cosmic rays came from and why are there so many within the Milky Way ? If they all came from super novas, would that not require a significant amount of cosmic ray emissions from these super nova ? Also, are the cosmic rays affected by gravity, since they apparently have mass. Could their density be higher in the galactic plane due to the effects gravity has on space time ? And what speed are they traveling at ? Just curious. Was shocked to discover they have mass.
This story has made it’s way to the Wall Street Journal:
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