[extropy-chat] The great global warming swindle

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Wed Apr 4 00:17:13 UTC 2007

Here is one interesting tid-bit in the sequence of arguments presented:

> When less cosmic radiation reaches Earth, fewer clouds
> form and the full effects of the sun's radiation heats the planet.

Wikipedia suggests

> Cosmic rays have been experimentally determined to be able to produce ultra-small aerosol particles [3] [5], orders of magnitude 
> smaller than cloud condensation nuclei. But the steps from this to modulation of cloud formation and thence to be a contributor of 
> global warming have not been established. The analogy is with the Wilson cloud chamber, however acting on a global scale, where 
> earth's atmosphere acts as the cloud chamber and the cosmic rays catalyze the production of Cloud condensation nuclei. But unlike 
> a cloud chamber, where the air is carefully purified, the real atmosphere always has many CCN naturally. Various proposals have 
> been made for the exact mechanism by which cosmic rays might affect clouds, including Ion Mediated Nucleation, and through an 
> indirect effect on current flow density in the Global electric circuit (see Tinsley 2000, and F. Yu 1999).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "estropico" <estropico at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:25 PM
Subject: [extropy-chat] The great global warming swindle

> Has this been mentioned here?
> On the Channel 4 site: The great global warming swindle. According to
> a group of scientists brought together by documentary-maker Martin
> Durkin, if the planet is heating up, it isn't your fault and there's
> nothing you can do about it. We've almost begun to take it for granted
> that climate change is a man-made phenomenon. But just as the
> environmental lobby think they've got our attention, a group of
> naysayers have emerged to slay the whole premise of global warming.
> http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/index.html
> The whole thing on GoogleVideo:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4499562022478442170&q=%22the+great+global+warming+swindle%22
> Cheers,
> Fabio

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