Posts Tagged ‘Aerosols’

CERN Finds “Significant” Cosmic Ray Cloud Effect

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Source:  The Climate Policy Network

Best known for its studies of the fundamental constituents of matter, the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva is now also being used to study the climate. Researchers in the CLOUD collaboration have released the first results from their experiment designed to mimic conditions in the Earth’s atmosphere. By firing beams of particles from the lab’s Proton Synchrotron accelerator into a gas-filled chamber, they have discovered that cosmic rays could have a role to play in climate by enhancing the production of potentially cloud-seeding aerosols. —Physics World, 24 August 2011

If Henrik Svensmark is right, then we are going down the wrong path of taking all these expensive measures to cut carbon emissions; if he is right, we could carry on with carbon emissions as normal.–Terry Sloan, BBC News 3 April 2008 (more…)

Chinese coal blamed for global warming er… cooling

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Source: The Register

Economists ride into sulphurous cloud of aerosols

By Andrew Orlowski

The refusal of the global temperatures to rise as predicted has caused much angst among academics. “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t,” wrote one in 2009. Either the instruments were wrong, or the heat energy had gone missing somewhere.

Now a team of academics, after tweaking a statistical model to include sulphur emissions, suggest that coal power stations may be to blame for a lack of global warming since 1998. The IPCC’s 2007 assessment acknowledged the negative radiative forcing (aka, cooling effect) of both natural aerosols from volcanoes and manmade aerosols, but admitted the level of scientific understanding was low. (more…)

Atmospheric Aerosols: Another Major IPCC Omission

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Source:  Canadian Free Press

by Tim Ball

“A half – truth is a whole lie.” Jewish proverb

Political whitewash of corrupted climate science of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in full swing. It illustrates the complete political nature of the issue. Indeed, the Chairman of the British Parliament investigating Phil Jones and the CRU specifically said they were not going to look at the science. If they had they would see the extensive and outrageous scientific errors, manipulations of data and omissions of large areas of the complexity that is the weather. These problems are what created the denial of information for which Jones was absolved. In many cases there is little choice because the data is not available and the mechanisms not understood, but that’s not the story given the public. (more…)