A new study suggests that the variation of the cosmic ray flux during the solar cycle has little influence on the climate.


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The uncertainty of science: A new study suggests that the variation of the cosmic ray flux during the solar cycle has little influence on the climate.

The study seems statistical in nature, which leaves me skeptical. Nonetheless, the link between cosmic rays and climate change remains tenuous, with only one study at CERN providing any evidence that cosmic rays might have an influence.

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3 comments

  • D. K. Williams

    I wouldn’t expect cosmic rays to interact enough with the atmosphere to have a significant effect.

  • Actually, the results from a CERN experiment suggest that cosmic rays might very well have a significant effect. Watch the video at the end of this post for details:

    The link today suggests otherwise, however.

  • JWing

    Let empirical evidence lead the way and keep your biases at bay. No need for consensus science when objective facts can inform.

    It’s so pleasant to see how easily Robert can address a countervailing position to global warming without being threatened or discrediting it outright. If only that behavior was more evident in the main stream media’s scientific reporting.

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