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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
New paper finds 'robust' relationship between cosmic rays and global temperature, corroborates Svensmark's solar-cosmic ray theory of climate
A reply paper published today in PNAS "identifies a causal relationship between cosmic rays (CRs) and interannual variation in global temperature (ΔGT)." The authors find a "robust" cosmic ray-global temperature relationship, as demonstrated in Fig. 1 below, and thus provide further corroboration of the solar/cosmic ray theory of climate of Svensmark et al.
The biggest milestone in last month's publication may be not the content but the source, which will be a lot harder to ignore than Mr. Svensmark and his small Danish institute.
Any regrets, now that CERN's particle accelerator is spinning without him? "No. It's been both a blessing and the opposite," says Mr. Svensmark. "I had this field more or less to myself for years—that would never have happened in other areas of science, such as particle physics. But this has been something that most climate scientists would not be associated with. I remember another researcher saying to me years ago that the only thing he could say about cosmic rays and climate was it was a really bad career move."
On that point, Mr. Kirkby—whose organization is controlled by not one but 20 governments—really does not want to discuss politics at all: "I'm an experimental particle physicist, okay? That somehow nature may have decided to connect the high-energy physics of the cosmos with the earth's atmosphere—that's what nature may have done, not what I've done."
Last month's findings don't herald the end of a debate, but the resumption of one. That is, if the politicians purporting to legislate based on science will allow it.
We are doomed if this issue doesn't stabilize.
but it wasn't the end of the world 5000 years ago, nor is it the end of the world tomorrow
originally posted by: pikestaff
yesterdays inbox update from climate depot has this little titbit, NOAA states sea level rise to be between 1.7 and 1.8 millimetres per year, at 2 millimetres per year that's one foot in 150 years? is that right? just over 300 millimetres per foot, by the way.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
a reply to: Phage
So we need to prove that we ARE the cause of the warming before we can try things out ??
I think it would be more fun to play with it if we are NOT the cause.
I wish indeed the oceans would actually noticeable rise where I live, cant see any rise yet, been waiting for 20 years now.
Cmon OCEAN, rise already so we can DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!
"The Arctic's incredibly important to Russia," said former State Department official Heather Conley, who is currently with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She highlighted how Russia is basing the future development of its economy on the Arctic.
Along with Russia and the U.S., Canada and Norway are also preparing for future defense against territorial claims.
Methane is highly combustible – its release can have serious implications for the safety of mine operations. It is also a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) – 23 times more harmful than carbon dioxide (CO2).
Tackling methane emissions is therefore an important step in meeting the challenge of climate change and in ensuring the safety of mining operations. Methane can also act as a valuable source of energy- it is the principal constituent of natural gas - allowing countries to further diversify their energy supplies.
originally posted by: MamaJ
a reply to: PurpleDog UK
Exactly .... whether or not we can agree on what causes climate change ( there are many) and which label to use we can agree it is happening.
ANY MEASURES we can take to provide a future for our species should be happening NOW.
Greedy Politics has sucked the life out of the world. Literally ... and continues to suck the life right out of the Earth.
that is what I would hope for if it was not for "greedy politics".