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The earth's magnetic field impacts climate: Danish study
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/09 | AFP

Posted on 01/12/2009 6:33:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – The earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming.

"Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the earth's magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics," one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in western Denmark, told the Videnskab journal.

He and his colleague Peter Riisager, of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), compared a reconstruction of the prehistoric magnetic field 5,000 years ago based on data drawn from stalagmites and stalactites found in China and Oman.

The results of the study, which has also been published in US scientific journal Geology, lend support to a controversial theory published a decade ago by Danish astrophysicist Henrik Svensmark, who claimed the climate was highly influenced by galactic cosmic ray (GCR) particles penetrating the earth's atmosphere.

Svensmark's theory, which pitted him against today's mainstream theorists who claim carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for global warming, involved a link between the earth's magnetic field and climate, since that field helps regulate the number of GCR particles that reach the earth's atmosphere.

"The only way we can explain the (geomagnetic-climate) connection is through the exact same physical mechanisms that were present in Henrik Svensmark's theory," Knudsen said.

"If changes in the magnetic field, which occur independently of the earth's climate, can be linked to changes in precipitation, then it can only be explained through the magnetic field's blocking of the cosmetic rays," he said.

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1 posted on 01/12/2009 6:33:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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NASA image of the planet Earth.The earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming. (AFP/NASA-HO/File/Michael Benson)


2 posted on 01/12/2009 6:34:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL, this is beautiful!


3 posted on 01/12/2009 6:36:34 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sure it does. But humans driving SUVs alters the earth's magnetic field!!!!! /s
4 posted on 01/12/2009 6:37:20 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This doesn’t mean I have to clean off the front of my refrigerator, does it?


5 posted on 01/12/2009 6:37:33 PM PST by squidly
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To: NormsRevenge

Cosmetic rays? Beautiful indeed!


6 posted on 01/12/2009 6:38:03 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And what has a significant effect on the Earth’s magnetic field? Solar radiation. Gasp! The sun effects our weather!! Who knew?!


7 posted on 01/12/2009 6:39:22 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: NormsRevenge
<algore>

Anthropomorphic Magnetic Climate Change threatens our very existence.

Ban fridge magnets.

</algore>

8 posted on 01/12/2009 6:39:41 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: NormsRevenge

Gonna be a real bad day if we lose it.


9 posted on 01/12/2009 6:40:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: headstamp 2
Let's pass a law requiring the earths magnetic field to STOP discharging. I think that the 1/2 life of the magnetic field is 50,000 years.

We cannot afford to let any more of it go away!v /sarcasm

10 posted on 01/12/2009 6:40:04 PM PST by BillT (Socialism = Equal Poverty for ALL)
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To: NormsRevenge; calcowgirl; Horusra; CygnusXI; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

11 posted on 01/12/2009 6:42:34 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: NormsRevenge

I knew it. Cows carrying magnets were the problem all along.


12 posted on 01/12/2009 6:42:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: NormsRevenge
...blocking of the cosmetic rays...

Cosmetic rays: A form of energy that makes people look better.

13 posted on 01/12/2009 6:42:59 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: NormsRevenge

Well it was ok until last paragraph:

“The two scientists acknowledged that CO2 plays an important role in the changing climate, ...”

Looks like somebody’s trying to save his grant.


14 posted on 01/12/2009 6:44:28 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a LIE. GLOBAL WARMING is for real. Don’t believe me check out the forecast for Philadelphia, PA this weekend. It’s going to be.....err.....uhhhh.....the temprature will be a sweltering....err.......uh.....19 degrees. LOL!!!!!


15 posted on 01/12/2009 6:46:21 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: NormsRevenge
could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming/b>

All well and good...
It's about time...
Keep up the good work...

BUT...

What global warming? What are the numbers and how were they obtained? I assert that the numbers are 1) scant, and 2) obtained with very flawed methods. Ergo, they are worse than worthless, because they have spawned a communist, new age cult.

16 posted on 01/12/2009 6:54:20 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I knew it. Cows carrying magnets were the problem all along.

A Moose with a Cow Magnet once bit my Sister.

17 posted on 01/12/2009 6:54:29 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: NormsRevenge

interesting


18 posted on 01/12/2009 7:11:03 PM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Click the pic for the table of contents. Minor variations in the magnetic field may very well influence the cosmic rays directed at earth. A reduced level will lead to increased clouds. Losing it entirely initiates an extinction event with very high levels of radioactivity.

19 posted on 01/12/2009 7:13:00 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge
"If changes in the magnetic field, which occur independently of the earth's climate, can be linked to changes in precipitation, then it can only be explained through the magnetic field's blocking of the cosmetic rays," he said.

I think that should be cosmic rays. Cosmetic rays are the ones you get from a tanning bed.

20 posted on 01/12/2009 7:20:09 PM PST by reg45
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