British scientists have debunked yet another alternative explanation for climate change:
Scientists have produced further compelling evidence showing that modern-day climate change is not caused by changes in the Sun’s activity.
The research contradicts a favoured theory of climate “sceptics”, that changes in cosmic rays coming to Earth determine cloudiness and temperature.
The idea is that variations in solar activity affect cosmic ray intensity.
But Lancaster University scientists found there has been no significant link between them in the last 20 years.
Presenting their findings in the Institute of Physics journal, Environmental Research Letters, the UK team explain that they used three different ways to search for a correlation, and found virtually none.
This is the latest piece of evidence which at the very least puts the cosmic ray theory, developed by Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark at the Danish National Space Center (DNSC), under very heavy pressure.
A quick Google search shows that, as you might expect, the folks who are unwilling to credit thousands of scientists are always willing to credit one, so long as he or she reinforces their preconceptions. Svensmark is, as the quote above states, well thought of in the denial community.
The global warming debate is one of the most mystifying of modern times. There is no religion element to it, so it can’t be compared to the evolution/creation debate. Why has the right chosen to make it an article of faith that global warming is not happening, or that if it is, it is caused by something other than the activities of man. Why this willful denial of something going on right in front of our eyes? I refuse to believe it’s merely an allegiance to Big Oil. There is something in the right wing genetic code that makes them truth resistant.