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Cosmic rays blamed for global warming

The amount of warming predicted by theoretical modeling of CO2 in the atmosphere is several times more than what has actually been measured. This is indicative of deep flaws in the theory or the measurements. Here’s an alternative theory that accounts for the measured amount of warming instead the hysterical hand-waving theoretical predictions we are being deluged with by the sensationalist mainstream media, environmentalist whackos, and vested interests in the scientific community.

Cosmic rays blamed for global warming
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 1:08am GMT 02/11/2007

Man-made climate change may be happening at a far slower rate than has been claimed, according to controversial new research.

Scientists say that cosmic rays from outer space play a far greater role in changing the Earth’s climate than global warming experts previously thought.

In a book, to be published this week, they claim that fluctuations in the number of cosmic rays hitting the atmosphere directly alter the amount of cloud covering the planet.

High levels of cloud cover blankets the Earth and reflects radiated heat from the Sun back out into space, causing the planet to cool.

Henrik Svensmark, a weather scientist at the Danish National Space Centre who led the team behind the research, believes that the planet is experiencing a natural period of low cloud cover due to fewer cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.

This, he says, is responsible for much of the global warming we are experiencing.

Read the full article at the link above.

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program I'll try the Forbes link again. tribune7
Research by the Origins Lab at the Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Colorado, Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, and other universities involved, shows that the greenhouses gases, mainly CO2, may have prevented the Earth from becoming an ice ball like Mars. "We now have direct evidence that Earth's atmosphere was loaded with CO2 early in its history, which probably kept the planet from freezing and going the way of Mars," said Stephen Mojzsis of the University of Colorado, one of four researchers behind the study. Nicolas Dauphas, an assistant professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, offered a more cautious interpretation of the data." http://experts.uchicago.edu/experts.php?id=191 P.S. tribune7, (message 4) your link to the princeton ESP lab, doesn't work. Did you mean the Princeton Noosphere project? http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ rockyr
Apparently an Israeli astrophysicist agrees. See here.
"Solar activity can explain a large part of the 20th-century global warming," he states, particularly because of the evidence that has been accumulating over the past decade of the strong relationship that cosmic- ray flux has on our atmosphere. So much evidence has by now been amassed, in fact, that "it is unlikely that [the solar climate link] does not exist."
And as long as we are on the topic of junk science: Princeton ESP Lab to Close tribune7
It has been suggested in the peanut gallery (ATBC) that this: The amount of warming predicted by theoretical modeling of CO2 in the atmosphere is several times more than what has actually been measured. isn't even close to being right. Au contraire. As usual, the peanut gallery is actually the source that isn't even close to being right. Their continual display of ignorance is why most of them don't get to comment here as the contant correction of their ignorance is just too time consuming It is quite correct and various theories have been advanced as to why the model is wrong. One that was popular was the sulfate aerosol hypothesis. Sulfate aerosols in the atmosphere have a cooling effect that, it was proposed, was why the models are wrong. Unfortunately, as the following link shows (see figure 3), the southern hemisphere is relatively free of sulfate aerosols and so it should have heated even faster than the northern hemisphere. Satellite measurements of the actual temperature of the southern hemisphere showed a 0.1 degree decline from 1979 to 1997 while the greenhouse model predicted a temperature rise of 0.6 degree. http://oldfraser.lexi.net/publications/books/g_warming/decline.html Many other sources confirm this. Even the IPCC report admits the actual rise is less than the predicted rise. What they don't tell you is how badly wrong the predictions were. DaveScot
This might explain why there is global warming on Mars as the polar ice caps have either melted or decreased substantially. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/07aug_southpole.htm jerry
Another interesting article about global warming: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1363818.ece Avater

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