posted on 05/02/2012 10:21:28 AM PDT
Whatever it takes to get God out of the picture. /s
posted on 05/02/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT
by Former Fetus
(Saved by grace through faith)
It is interesting, but correlation does not equal causation.
posted on 05/02/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT
Wow, you just can’t make this stuff up ... or maybe you can.
The meat of the article involves further confirmation that the cosmic ray level affects cloud formation, which affects the amount of sunlight that gets reflected away, which effects Earth's temperature.
It turns out that the solar magnetic field (which shields Earth from cosmic rays) may have a lot more to do with our climate than man-made CO2.
posted on 05/02/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT
(In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
Gee and all this time I thought God created the Earth in 7 days. Silly me.
posted on 05/02/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
This 'idea' is not new.
posted on 05/02/2012 10:59:42 AM PDT
(Lame and ill-informed post)
This new examination could revolutionize the way that we view our worlds climate and even the history of life on Earth.
IOW, everything we thought we knew about this is probably wrong. Until the next revolutionary discovery comes along. Then this will be wrong, etc., etc..
One is that cosmic rays, like all ionizing radiation, can cause mutations when it or more likely a gamma ray it causes hits DNA and messes it up.
posted on 05/02/2012 11:58:35 AM PDT
(You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
"Professor Svensmark examined the history of how supernovas close to our solar system occurred..."
Damn, I hate to be a grammar Nazi, but writers just lose me when they abuse apostrophes like that.
posted on 05/02/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
Notice how there's that extraordinarily large rise in nearby supernovas that brackets the TWO snowball Earth events we know of since life developed beyond the level of bacteria, etc.
The current trend is also up ~ and we are already in a 2.5 to 3.0 million year long active Ice Age.
Time to start firing up the bacteria to terraform Venus!
posted on 05/02/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT
posted on 05/02/2012 2:07:20 PM PDT
(PETA. President Eating Tasty Animals)
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