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The earth's magnetic field impacts climate: Danish study
Terra Daily. ^ | Jan 12th, 2009

Posted on 01/15/2009 9:01:24 AM PST by TaraP

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.

The two scientists acknowledged that CO2 plays an important role in the changing climate, "but the climate is an incredibly complex system, and it is unlikely we have a full overview over which factors play a part and how important each is in a given circumstance," Riisager told Videnskab.

*Well by golly aren't they on top on things! a day late and a dollar short....


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carbondioxide; catastrophism; climatechange; co2; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; magneticfield; magnetism; poleshift

1 posted on 01/15/2009 9:01:24 AM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP
the magnetic field's blocking of the cosmetic rays

Amusing typo

2 posted on 01/15/2009 9:06:45 AM PST by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: TaraP

I just did a study at the University of My Desk, that these people are idiots and haven’t a clue aside from theories on top of theories. I did tell a liberal that CO2 was causing global warming, and that we exhale CO2, so he held his breath and slowly died, we can only hope the rest of them fall for it too!


3 posted on 01/15/2009 9:09:22 AM PST by Edizzl79 (you want my guns..come and get em...I dare ya....)
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To: TaraP

We must immediately raise taxes for the government to buy more magnets and put all magnets under government control.

An inspector will be by your house to make sure you have no more magnets on your refrigerator.


4 posted on 01/15/2009 9:12:42 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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5 posted on 01/15/2009 9:22:38 AM PST by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Seperation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP
The polemics of the climate change crisis are several degrees of magnetizm above the "Gore Premis"
6 posted on 01/15/2009 12:14:53 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: TaraP; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; CygnusXI; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 01/15/2009 1:06:36 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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Note: this topic was posted 1/15/2009. Thanks TaraP.

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