Climate Alarmists Insist That The
Sun Is "Not Linked" To Climate Change
Early last year, scientists produced ridiculous claims showing
that modern-day climate change is not caused by changes in the
The research contradicted thousands of reputable scholars who
have documented evidence statistically correlating sun spots and
cosmic rays to changes in the Earth's clouds and temperature.
"The variations in solar activity are irrefutably connected
to cosmic rays and their intensity and changes to Earth's climate,"
said weather specialist Marina Stojanac.
But based on nefarious science, UK scientists insist there has
been no link between cosmic rays and cloudiness.
They presented their findings in the Institute of Physics journal,
Environmental Research Letters, the University of Lancaster team.
Terry Sloan said "the IPCC has got it right, so we had better
carry on trying to cut carbon emissions."
Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark at the Danish National Space
Center (DNSC), had established in several works including a documentary
Great Global Warming Swindle, how the sun directly affects
"If he is right, then we are going down the wrong path of
taking all these expensive measures to cut carbon emissions."
Cosmic rays are deflected away from Earth by our planet's magnetic
field, and by the solar wind - streams of electrically charged
particles coming from the Sun.
According to Svensmark, when the solar wind is weak, more cosmic
rays penetrate to Earth.
That creates more charged particles in the atmosphere, which
in turn induces more clouds to form, cooling the climate.
The planet warms up when the Sun's output is strong.
Professor Sloan's team investigated the link by looking for periods
in time and for places on the Earth which had documented weak
or strong cosmic ray arrivals, and seeing if that affected the
cloudiness observed in those locations or at those times. The
team's work found no "convincing" evidence that the
Sun affects climate.
Dr Svensmark himself was unimpressed by Sloan's findings.
"Terry Sloan has simply failed to understand how cosmic
rays work on clouds," he told BBC News.
"He predicts much bigger effects than we would do, as between
the equator and the poles, and after solar eruptions; then, because
he doesn't see those big effects, he says our story is wrong,
when in fact we have plenty of evidence to support it."
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December 18, 2009