Skip to comments.The earth's magnetic field impacts climate: Danish study
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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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)
LOL, this is beautiful!
This doesn’t mean I have to clean off the front of my refrigerator, does it?
Cosmetic rays? Beautiful indeed!
And what has a significant effect on the Earth’s magnetic field? Solar radiation. Gasp! The sun effects our weather!! Who knew?!
Anthropomorphic Magnetic Climate Change threatens our very existence.
Ban fridge magnets.
Gonna be a real bad day if we lose it.
We cannot afford to let any more of it go away!v /sarcasm
I knew it. Cows carrying magnets were the problem all along.
Cosmetic rays: A form of energy that makes people look better.
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.
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!!!!!
All well and good...
It's about time...
Keep up the good work...
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.
A Moose with a Cow Magnet once bit my Sister.
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.
I think that should be cosmic rays. Cosmetic rays are the ones you get from a tanning bed.