A Little Ray of Sunshine … global warming update

And it’s not the kind of news that Al Gore, or his wallet, will welcome.Apparently sunshine is the cause of global warming.  (H/T James Delingpole)

Sadly, rays of sunshine don’t make a great deal of noise, leastwise when the MSM doesn’t like the tale.

The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth.

The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere.

In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth’s atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be. Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere (the stronger the sun’s magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth.

Short form — the source of heat in the solar system is the source of global warming.  The response from the doom-sayers and hucksters has been predictable:  the scientific results were neutered, the report edited and the potential truth of the matter obfuscated in the bureaucrat-ese.  Sadly, the religion of global-warming isn’t ready to address the science.


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Dave in EH


  1. rachel on August 31, 2011 at 4:28 am

    hmmm….could this be why it’s cooler at night, after the SUN sets??

  2. Plainvillian on August 31, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Occam’s razor anyone?

  3. Lynn on August 31, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Scientists would have done better to just ask the editors of the “Farmer’s Almanac” who have used the sun to determine their annual predictions. But then again, scientists cannot live without federal grants. So there we are.

  4. Dimsdale on August 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    It explains why global warming has been occurring simultaneously on all the planets of the solar system.

  5. GdavidH on August 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    No offense Dims but I must play devil’s advocate here. Define “warming”. It is the act of making something progressively warmer, or just the maintainance of a temperature that may otherwise drop, in the absence of a warming mechanism? If a planet were to experience a change in it’s systemic environment that caused it to increase it’s orbital diameter ( or elipse)?around the warming body of the solar system, would we call it cooling as we witnessed the effects of the increasing distance the planet…..?
    ??Oh never mind! this complex thought just proves that humans are on all the planets revving up their SUVs, and burning trees for campfires.

    • Dimsdale on September 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

      I am just using the parlance of the “warmers”!? 😉
      It is actually changes in the radiant output, be it sunspot activity etc., that results in solar forcing, which, as we are (slowly) being allowed to find out, is the primary driver for global climatic change.? The AGW believers want us to think that the Earth is being warmed solely through the activities of mankind, which is crap, particularly in light of the Earth’s history of volcanic activity, and the fact that about 120K years ago, the Earth had an enormous warming period, with sea levels 12-15 feet above current levels.? Our hubris is a bigger problem than our carbon dioxide output.
      But I digress…

    • GdavidH on September 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Agreed, but….OUR hubris? Every time an Algore type speaks about “fixing” the climate I want to dope slap them.

    • Dimsdale on September 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

      I misspoke!? 😉

  6. Tim-in-Alabama on August 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Sun hot.

    • Anybody but Obama on September 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Alabama Slammer you gave me a good laugh this morning( I’m still without power and it was needed relief)

  7. JollyRoger on August 31, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Amalgam fillings are apparently not settled science, but global climate change is?? I really doubt we’ve got any consistent data from NIST traceable thermometers at all!? They talk about fractions of a degree over a hundred years, but your body temp varies several degrees all day long and varies at same time depending on where we measure it.? Good thing we’ve got Obamacare, you can now have a personal physician monitoring your temperature all day- every day!? Of course, I’ve been waiting now 30+ years for the next ice age!

  8. Lynn on September 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Love arguments. GDavidH, if global warming was caused by man and excessive CO2 spewing into to the atmosphere, why is it that at the height of the Industrial Revolution there was a period of global cooling?

  9. Lynn on September 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

    This link gives the most accurate description of global change to me.
    Fact-#1 source of global warming is the sun. Fact-#1 greenhouse gas is water vapor Fact-global Climate Change has been happening for millions of years. Meteorologist/Astrophysicist Piers Corbin gets last laugh Accurately predicts Brutal Cold in UK.

  10. Law-AbidingCitizen on September 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    DUH! The sun is making the planet warmer? Who knew? (The earth is fractionally slowing down and thus getting closer to the sun, fractionally speaking, that is.)
    WOW! Next, the science wits will be stating that the earth’s population of six billion–who’s counting?– is making the planet warmer just by their combined output of body heat! That would be outrageous.
    GOSH! Maybe Rush was right when he said that nothing man does could possibly destroy the earth? (And , that climate change, global warming, green energy, and Obama are ALL a scams to funnel our money into the pockets of liberals.)
    I wonder what AlGore would say to all of that? Has the Nobel committee ever taken a prize away for fraud? Hmmmmmm . . .

    • GdavidH on September 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      The Nobel commitee IS the fraud!

    • rachel on September 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

      If they did, Obama would have lost his by now.

  11. Lynn on September 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Link i gave above shows the same info Dims explained above but in more detail. Right on Dims

  12. HamHocks on September 5, 2011 at 2:03 am

    This post is extremely misleading. The CERN research in question isn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, a slam dunk. ?In fact, Nature specifically states that all of the findings are preliminary and polarizing: (http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110824/full/news.2011.504.html)
    ?If it’s science you’re looking for, I would suggest getting your information from actual scientists rather than an editorial from The Financial Post. ?It took me less than a minute to discover that Nature (the same prestigious journal, mind you) tells a completely different story than the one everybody is high-fiving each other about here. ?The research is important and hopefully it will provide some answers, but to say the case is closed is as ridiculous as claiming that terrorism is finished because we killed Bin Laden.

  13. Lynn on September 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    But Hamhocks, there is no closed door on cause of Global Warming either,? which is what CERN research shows. Conservatives are encouraged that there is enough doubt to derail the Liberal agenda to force Cap & Trade legislation which will cost tax payers and businesses billions. As for your comparison to? “claiming that terrorism is finished because we killed Bin Laden” that is ridiculous to all conservatives, but not to liberals.

    • HamHocks on September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Please re-read my comment. I’m specifically saying that the research shows some promise. The article that this post is based on is dishonestly saying that the case is closed, not me.? If you’ll notice,? I didn’t address liberal or conservative policy opinion at all. That has nothing to do with whether or not the research is being honestly presented and, in this case, it isn’t. You should be agreeing with my point if the science is more important to you than scoring points for your ideology.


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