Skip to comments.Cosmic Rays May solve Global Warming Problem
Posted on 10/03/2006 8:57:31 PM PDT by blam
Cosmic rays may solve global warming problem
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Cosmic events could help soften the impact of global warming by triggering cloud formations, suggests research published yesterday.
A team of Danish scientists concluded in the Proceedings of the Royal Society that making clouds is plausible, using the Sun's magnetic field.
The Sun has been at its strongest for more than 60 years and a period of high solar activity could be approaching its end. "This would produce a cooling effect that could counter part of the global warming predicted for the next century," said Dr Jens Olaf Pedersen, of the Danish National Space Centre.
advertisement When cosmic rays, high energy particles from distant exploding stars, fall to Earth they knock electrons off atoms in the atmosphere, making them electrically charged, or ionized. The ions form clusters of molecules that can grow into droplets forming low-lying clouds.
More cosmic rays would produce clouds that would increase the rate at which sunlight was reflected away from the planet and so cool it.
Hmmmm. Sun hotter = Earth hotter. Problem solved, it's a natural cycle.
The first rule of life: most problems solve themselves if you just get out of the way and let them.
Of course, it's very easy for a problem to fix itself when it doesn't exist.
"expert": no, no, this finding doesn't agree with current Global Warming dogma and must therefore be wrong.
Quit your interference of the ALbore candidacy.
The Earth moves away from the Sun something like a half inch a year. Eventually Earth will be covered in ice.
I sense a Fantastic Four reference coming soon.
... Oh, wait.
1. Global warming is true.
2. We still can't find evidence of it.
3. We must find a way to explain this lack of evidence.
4. Cosmic rays. Create a theory involving cosmic rays.
A less active sun creates more cosmic rays, which create more clouds, which deflect heat? I am getting the dominos right here? The squib is rather delphic. One would think a more active sun would create more cosmic rays, not less.
How much is big oil paying the sun?????
There is evidence of global warming in the northern hemisphere. The rest is rather more speculative.
Darn I was too slow
One of the most often repeated ADM Rickover stories goes like this: Rickover was visiting the Idaho Falls Prototype, and a couple of enterprising students called his hotel room just before dawn and said, "Request permission to light off the sun, Admiral!" To which Rickover replied, "What is the lube oil temperature?" The students gave the correct answer for the minimum lube oil temperature for the main turbines, and Rickover said: "Permission granted, light off the sun!"
Bump for tomorrow. Sun is way hotter than just for 60 years.
Wrong answer, cancel his grant.
So, basically there's a ton of variables and the scientists are all talking out of their hats when they try to predict the weather. Ok, I'll buy that.
Believing that they had the experience and intellect to grasp what is perhaps the most difficult scientific puzzle facing mankind: climate and all of its permutations, cycles and feedback loops.
A lot more relevant than the "big bang".
Guess the little boys didn't quite have the mental horsepower that they thought they did...
blam: Thanks for the report.
If it is true that the Sun has "brightened" during the past 60 years, then the "Theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming" has lost still more of its "credibility", has it not?
...and a follow-up question:
Do you acknowledge that the Medieval Warming Period and the Little Ice Age did, in fact, occur?