Posts Tagged ‘Svensmark’

Scientist: Climate changes are not caused by greenhouse gases

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Source:  http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/01/scientist-climate-changes-are-not.html

Dr. Noor van Andel, former head of research at Akzo Nobel, has a new paper out showing the available data to date contradicts the notion of greenhouse gas induced global warming or ‘climate change.’ He notes that while there have been extensive efforts to ‘prove’ the ‘greenhouse’ warming theory by bringing computer models and observations into agreement, this has been done “strangely only by adjusting the measurements instead of adjusting the models,” in other words, via unscientific means. Dr. van Andel instead finds that ocean oscillations and the cosmic ray theory of Svensmark et al best explain climate changes.

CO2 and climate change
Noor van Andel, noor@xs4all.nl, 17-01-2011.

Abstract: It is shown that tropical Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies are closely congruent to global temperature anomalies, and that over more than a century. When we understand the cooling mechanism over the tropical Pacific, and especially its CO2 dependency, we can draw conclusions for the global CO2 climate sensitivity. (more…)

The Cloud Mystery

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

by Gordon Fulks

I finally had a chance to watch the movie about Svensmark’s work on “The Cloud Mystery” and found it fascinating.  Both Svensmark from Denmark and Nir Shaviv from Hebrew University in Israel make a strong case for a galactic cosmic ray origin for climate change over periods as short as a decade to as long as 150 million years:

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4XYxL66O_s&feature=related

The short term variations in the galactic cosmic rays and therefore the cloud cover are caused by variations in the solar magnetic field frozen into the solar wind.  This large spiral magnetic field is carried out to about 100 AU in roughly a year by the supersonic solar wind traveling at 400 km/sec.  It modulates incoming galactic cosmic rays by convecting them out of the solar system as they attempt to diffuse inward.  Sunspots are the visual manifestation of the Sun’s magnetic activity.  We have records of them going back to Galileo in 1610.

Very long term variations in the cosmic rays reaching the earth are caused by the solar system’s orbit about the center of our Milky Way galaxy.  When we enter one of the major spiral arms of the galaxy, the galactic cosmic ray intensity increases which increases our cloud cover and cools the earth.  The data show periodic cooling of the earth over periods of 150 million years corresponding to entry into the spiral arms. (more…)

A Non-Problem Spun up into a Global Crisis

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

By The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

  • An Australian reader has sent in a question-and-answer sheet on the climate completed by Dr. Andrew Glikson on behalf of a Member of Parliament who believes “global warming” is a global crisis and has circulated Dr. Glikson’s document to her constituents. The reader has asked us to provide a commentary on Dr. Glikson’s answers, which we do with pleasure.

1. Are human activities contributing to climate change? How do we know the atmosphere build up of greenhouse gases is due to human activity?

Glikson: Since the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century, combustion of fossil fuel resulted in the emission of more than 320 billion tons of carbon in the form of CO2. This is more than half the pre-industrial carbon content of the atmosphere of 590 billion tons. About 200 billion tons stayed in the atmosphere, raising CO2 concentration from 280 parts per million (ppm) to the current level of 388 ppm.  (more…)

The other Copenhagen conference

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

In an elegant, 18th-century chamber at the Architectural Institute of Copenhagen, the other Copenhagen climate conference took place. Organized, improbably but successfully, by a British cleric and a Danish journalist under the auspices of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (www.cfact.org), the conference was at one point attracting almost as much media attention as the pantomime attended by the national delegations.

At our conference, among the classical landscape panels beneath the finely-wrought plasterwork ceiling, some of the world’s foremost scientists in climatology and related fields discussed something that is not on the agenda at the panto: the science and economics of “global warming”.

True theology, true journalism, true science, and mathematical logic share an important concept largely unknown to scientists and entirely unknown to the environmental extremists shrieking and hooting in every corner of the vast ugliness that is the Bella Center. That concept is objective or absolute truth – truth that is true in itself, whether or not you or I or anyone believe it to be true or wish it to be true. (more…)