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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…