Category Archives: Cosmic Rays

CERN’s CLOUD experiment shines new light on climate change

CERN Press Release: Geneva, 6 October 2013. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the CLOUD experiment at CERN1 reports a major advance towards solving a long-standing enigma in climate science: how do aerosols – tiny solid or … Continue reading

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Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory of clouds and global warming looks to be confirmed

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Note: Between flaccid climate sensitivity, ENSO driving “the pause”, and now this, it looks like the upcoming IPCC AR5 report will be obsolete the day it is released. From a Technical University of…

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CERN’s Jasper Kirkby On The Newest Unpublished Results Of CLOUD: “The Results Are Very Interesting”

P Gosselin at the No Tricks Zone writes: The Latest On The CLOUD Experiment at CERN By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt On May 10, 2013, at the online Austrian ORF, there was a rare interview with the CLOUD Experiment director of the … Continue reading

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Two Review Papers Conclude — It is the SUN! Not CO2.

Review paper on cosmoclimatology finds the Sun controls climate change, not CO2 A new SPPI & CO2 Science review paper entitled Solar Influence on Climate: Cosmic Rays reviews the literature on Svensmark’s theory of cosmoclimatologyand concludes, “Clearly, in light of … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Climate Change: Science and Politics

Cliff Ollier School of Earth and Environmental Studies, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Department of Geoecology and Palaeogeography, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland   Abstract: The threat of dangerous climate change from anthropogenic global warming has decreased. Global … Continue reading

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Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

Anthony Watt’s at WUWT discussed a new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), “The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate,” lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our … Continue reading

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Sunspots not an indicator of solar cycle

By Stuart Gary Underlying solar cycle activity can’t be predicted by sunspot numbers (NASA/TRACE) A new study of ice core samples has found the link between sunspot activity and the Sun’s solar cycle isn’t as strong as previously thought Researchers … Continue reading

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The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continued During Maunder Minimum

Russ Steele The Space Daily has the details in a story titled: The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continues During Prolonged Sunspot Minimum Streaming into the solar system at nearly the speed of light, galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) are a high-energy mix … Continue reading

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Something is Happening On the Sun

Russ Steele Leif Svalgaard a well known solar scientist is giving a presentation in Oslo on Monday titled Solar Activity Past Present and Future. The whole presentation is rather detailed and at times complex, but I found slide 34 very … Continue reading

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Climate Follows The Sun’s UV Groove To Grand Minimums

Russ Steele Doug L. Hoffman, writing at The Resilient Earth has an interesting post on how changes in the Sun’s UV radiation can impact the climate here on earth, with links to known grand minimums. Here is Doug’s introduction: That … Continue reading

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