Sunday, August 28, 2011

Settling science

Results for CERN's CLOUD experiment have just been published.  Lawrence Solomon reports and reviews the backstory:
... 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...

... 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 credence, and most of all the Danes presenting the theory — they soon found themselves vilified, marginalized and starved of funding, despite their impeccable scientific credentials. [ie. the all too predictable "official" denial and efforts to suppress contrary evidence].
Lots more at WUWT.

See also [via FOS]:
GWPF Science News;; Naturenews;  Paper abstractRealClimate blog post.

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