Tag Archives: Cosmic ray

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

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 Denmark press release comes what looks to … Continue reading

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Update on the CLOUD experiment at CERN

Rik Gheysens says: in Tips and Notes The latest results of the CLOUD experiment in CERN are published: http://science.orf.at/stories/1717291/. It’s a German article with the following statements of Jasper Kirkby (head of the CLOUD experiment): At the present time we … Continue reading

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Raimund Muscheler says that a steady high level of forcing can’t cause warming

Guest post by Alec Rawls Solar warming and ocean equilibrium, part 4 I emailed Dr. Muscheler about the very strange remarks that were attributed to him in the recently released report on last year’s NCAR workshop: The Effects of Solar … Continue reading

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Svensmark’s Cosmic Jackpot: “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”

Note: I’m going to leave this as a sticky “top post” for a day or so. new stories appear below. Nigel Calder asks us to republish this post for maximum exposure. He writes: Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London … Continue reading

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IceCube Neutrino Observatory provides new insights into origin of cosmic rays

In 1912, Austrian physicist Victor Hess was using balloons to measure radiation levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. His innovative and meticulous work required him to travel with the balloon up to altitudes of 5.3 km, monitoring the measuring equipment and … Continue reading

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Interesting presentations from the Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes

As the sun goes blank today, just 15 months from the expected Cycle 24 solar maximum, Dr. Leif Svalgaard writes in to advise me of the presentations made in the workshop in Japan in mid January. Dr. Svalgaard was an … Continue reading

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New paper links cosmic rays, clouds, and temperature

This new paper shows what appears to be a link between Forbush descreases and terrestrial temperature change shortly afterwards. It is a short time scale demonstration of what Svensmark is positing happens on a longer climate appropriate time scale as … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – CERN Experiment Confirms Cosmic Rays Influence Cloud Seeds

UPDATE: see some reactions to this announcement here From the GWPF This refers to the CLOUD experiment at CERN. I’ll have more on this as it develops (updated twice since the original report now), but for the short term, it … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Climate News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “From the household perspective, reductions in energy expenditures act like a tax cut for the Pennsylvania economy, increasing discretionary income.” Penn State report on natural gas from shale. – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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New study links cosmic rays to aerosols/cloud formation via solar magnetic activity modulation

From an Aarhus University press release: Scientists at Aarhus University (AU) and the National Space Institute (DTU Space) show that particles from space create cloud cover New input to the United Nations climate model: Ulrik Ingerslev Uggerhøj, Physics and Astronomy, … Continue reading

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Update on the CERN CLOUD experiment

WUWT reader Max_B tips us off to this article and video. According to Nigel Calder’s Blog, CERN’s CLOUD experiment (testing Svensmarks’s cosmic-ray theory) shows a large enhancement of aerosol production and the results are due for release in 2 or … Continue reading

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Solar news: Forbush decrease in progress

The definition at Wikipedia: A Forbush decrease is a rapid decrease in the observed galactic cosmic ray intensity following a coronal mass ejection (CME). It occurs due to the magnetic field of the plasma solar wind sweeping some of the … Continue reading

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New paper: Cosmic rays contribute 40% to global warming

From the Hindu Physicist U.R. Rao says carbon emission impact is lower than IPCC claim A key belief of climate science theology — that a reduction in carbon emissions will take care of the bulk of global warming — has … Continue reading

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No, it is not what you think…

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Cosmically, Heliospherically, and Terrestrially, FYI

Last night I decided to have a look at the Space Weather Prediction Center solar charts to see how the geoplanetary magnetic index (Ap) was doing, and decided since I was too tired, I’d put it off until this morning. … Continue reading

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