**Written by Doug Powers
You know, I’ve always wondered if that enormous, fiery, scorching hot ball in the sky that is 109 times bigger than our planet might have some impact on temperature changes and climate cycles here on Earth, and if the causes of same weren’t limited to styrofoam cups, SUVs, hamburgers and things Republicans do. Now it’s looking more and more like that could be the case:
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.
The results of the CLOUD experiment may never get a lot of mainstream attention, mostly due to efforts to avoid politicizing the findings and angering those who stand to greatly profit from selling AGW as scientific fact — which if you think about it, is politicizing the findings, except in the opposite direction.
We’ll now wait for Al Gore to accuse CERN, and possibly the sun, of being racist.
**Written by Doug Powers
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