We on the Climate Realist side are constantly told that we need to offer up actual hard science (as opposed to that murky consensus thing) to prove that anthropogenic global warming is not happening, despite their being statistically no hard proof from the True Believer side that their pet cause is real. Yet, what happens when scientists want to do actual science?
New, convincing evidence indicates global warming is caused by cosmic rays and the sun — not humans
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.
Well, there’s your science, Warmists, demonstrating in a scientific manner what has been known for a long time. Yet, what happens when you Warmists see this actual scientific proof?
The hypothesis that cosmic rays and the sun hold the key to the global warming debate has been Enemy No. 1 to the global warming establishment ever since it was first proposed by two scientists from the Danish Space Research Institute, at a 1996 scientific conference in the U.K. Within one day, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Bert Bolin, denounced the theory, saying, “I find the move from this pair scientifically extremely naive and irresponsible.” He then set about discrediting the theory, any journalist that gave the theory cre dence, and most of all the Danes presenting the theory — they soon found themselves vilified, marginalized and starved of funding, despite their impeccable scientific credentials.
Attack the messenger, not the message. And, regarding the scientific experiment, you would think that it would be easy to get done, right? Wrong. Jasper Kirby, a CERN scientist, had convinced CERN to allow the CLOUD experiment (Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets), and
The global warming establishment sprang into action, pressured the Western governments that control CERN, and almost immediately succeeded in suspending CLOUD. It took Mr. Kirkby almost a decade of negotiation with his superiors, and who knows how many compromises and unspoken commitments, to convince the CERN bureaucracy to allow the project to proceed. And years more to create the cloud chamber and convincingly validate the Danes’ groundbreaking theory.
So, when someone wanted to do actual hard scientific experiments, the alarmists did all they could to stop it. Furthermore, as the article points out, the big wigs at CERN want the scientists to keep all politics out of the findings, and censored much of the findings and muzzled the scientists.
Funny how the True Believers (who want Everyone Else to be forced to practice what they preach) who always say the Realists are “anti-science” are scared to allow actual science to be performed and published. And unable to offer cogent and coherent scientific rebuttals.
Watts Up With That? has much discussion of the experiment as well as links to the appropriate papers.
(Note: all except the last paragraph was written back on the 27th for posting later in the day, as I usually write a few in the morning for posting later in the day, as I have no access to a PC at work, and writing one on a Droid is a pain, and just forgot.)