Wednesday, August 31, 2011

'Global Warming': It's the Sun

Investor's Business Daily has an editorial that reinforces the quaint notion that the sun has something to do with the variation of temperatures on the earth:
Experiments performed by a European nuclear research group indicate that the sun, not man, determines Earth's temperature. . . .

The results from an experiment to mimic Earth's atmosphere by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, tell researchers that the sun has a significant effect on our planet's temperature. Its magnetic field acts as a gateway for cosmic rays, which play a large role in cloud formation.

Consequently, when the sun's magnetic field allows cosmic rays to seed cloud cover, temperatures are cooler.  When it restricts cloud formation by deflecting cosmic rays away from Earth, temperatures go up.
The editorial goes on to excoriate the defenders of the increasingly indefensible, and nails a few more points before concluding:
The promoters of the faith had a long run.  They've been feted and joined by the media, and conned a good piece of the public into believing their claims of inevitable disaster.  They've made wild amounts of money and increased their realm of influence.

But now it's time for reality to intervene.  For sound thinking to overcome shallow thought and trendy pursuit.  To rely on observable facts.  To move beyond the oppressive reign of junk science.

1 comment:

  1. Unlike the East Anglia group and their ilk, CERN doesn't refuse to divulge its methodology or destroy its data, as Gore's folks have done when the data doesn't support its manufactured assertions.


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