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As the coldest summer in Britain for 18 years draws to a close, a new study by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has again pointed to the conclusion that the Sun’s cosmic rays, and their role in cloud formation, rather than man-made emissions, are responsible for the Earth’s changing temperatures.

Climate realist and author Lawrence Solomon explains the results of CERN’s groundbreaking CLOUD experiment:

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.

Unfortunately for CERN’s scientists, it seems that they have come to the ‘wrong’ conclusions. Their Director General, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, perhaps thinking of CERN’s funding, or his own lucrative position, tried his politically correct best to play down his own organization’s results. In an interview with Die Welt, he said:

I have asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them. That would go immediately into the highly political arena of the climate change debate. One has to make clear that cosmic radiation is only one of many parameters.

Climate change writer Nigel Calder, who has been following the CLOUD experiment for some time, quickly countered Heuer’s cover-up, stating:

CERN has joined a long line of lesser institutions obliged to remain politically correct about the man-made global warming hypothesis. It’s OK to enter “the highly political arena of the climate change debate” provided your results endorse man-made warming, but not if they support Svensmark’s heresy that the Sun alters the climate by influencing the cosmic ray influx and cloud formation.


The once illustrious CERN laboratory ceases to be a truly scientific institute when its Director General forbids its physicists and visiting experimenters to draw the obvious scientific conclusions from their results.

Physicist Lubos Motl also detects double standards:

One could perhaps understand if all scientists were similarly gagged and prevented from interpreting the results of their research in ways that could be relevant for policymaking. However, the main problem is that many people who are trying to work on very different phenomena in the climate are not prevented from interpreting – and indeed, overinterpreting and misinterpreting – their results that are often less serious, less reliable, and less rigorous, perhaps by orders of magnitude, than the observations by the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Moreover, this sentence by Heuer, ‘One has to make clear that cosmic radiation is only one of many parameters,’ is really a proof of his prejudice. Whether the cosmic radiation is just one player or the only relevant player or an important player or an unimportant player is something that this very research has been supposed to determine or help to determine. An official doesn’t have the moral right to predetermine in advance what “one has to make clear” about these a priori unknown scientific results.

But, as Lawrence Solomon reminds us, the CLOUD experiment was one the politically correct scientific establishment never wanted to happen in the first place:

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 cre dence, and most of all the Danes presenting the theory — they soon found themselves vilified, marginalized and starved of funding, despite their impeccable scientific credentials.

The mobilization to rally the press against the Danes worked brilliantly, with one notable exception. Nigel Calder, a former editor of The New Scientist who attended that 1996 conference, would not be cowed. Himself a physicist, Mr. Calder became convinced of the merits of the argument and a year later, following a lecture he gave at a CERN conference, so too did Jasper Kirkby, a CERN scientist in attendance. Mr. Kirkby then convinced the CERN bureaucracy of the theory’s importance and developed a plan to create a cloud chamber — he called it CLOUD, for “Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets.”

But Mr. Kirkby made the same tactical error that the Danes had — not realizing how politicized the global warming issue was, he candidly shared his views with the scientific community.

“The theory will probably be able to account for somewhere between a half and the whole of the increase in the Earth’s temperature that we have seen in the last century,” Mr. Kirkby told the scientific press in 1998, explaining that global warming may be part of a natural cycle in the Earth’s temperature.

The global warming establishment sprang into action, pressured the Western governments that control CERN, and almost immediately succeeded in suspending CLOUD. It took Mr. Kirkby almost a decade of negotiation with his superiors, and who knows how many compromises and unspoken commitments, to convince the CERN bureaucracy to allow the project to proceed. And years more to create the cloud chamber and convincingly validate the Danes’ groundbreaking theory.


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9 Responses to " CERN: The Sun Causes Global Warming "

  1. Pertti says:

    Sun has about 11 year cycles or activity peaks. During the maxims when the activity is high (and there are a lot of sunspots) the solar wind prevents some cosmic rays reaching inner solar system. During minimums more cosmic rays reach inner solar system.
    The cosmic rays come from outside the solar system.
    Now, if cosmic rays and cloud formations were responsible to the global warming, we would see about 11 year minimums and maximums of Earth temperatures! Do we see that? No. Instead we se gradual warming lasting many decades.
    Hence cosmic rays cloud seeking do not drive up global warming.

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    • Pertti says:

      In my previous comment should be: “Hence cosmic rays cloud seeding do not drive up global warming.”

      And something more. Some claim that Sun’s radiation drives up global warming.

      Sun’s activity has been declining since solar cycle 19 that took place in the 1960’s. But before that, Sun’s activity was increasing, from 1900 to 1960’s.
      Sunspot cysles since 1940:
      Sunspots since 1600:

      Now, the global temperature has rising more when Sun’s activity was declining (1960 to present) and the temperature was rising less when Sun’s activity was increasing.
      This means Sun’s activity can’t be the force driving up the temperature. Its activity development and temperature increase are in direct conflict!

      Also satellites have measured solar irradiance, and they how Sun’s total radiance is a bit declining. Not a big surprise: it’s consistent with less sunspots.

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  2. Arnold says:

    Read the Urantia Book for the secrets of the Universe.
    Global cooling & warming have been with us for a few years now. Go Green is just another way for the elite to skim $’s off of the new industry it will generate for no valid reason at all.
    QUOTE from the TUB timeline;

    750,000 B.C. – The fourth ice sheet is well on its way south. at its height it reaches to southern Illinois, displacing the Mississippi River 50 miles to the west, and in the east it extends as far south as the Ohio River and central Pennsylvania – (The Urantia Book, 61:7.2; 64:4.4)

    700,000 B.C. – The fourth glacier, the greatest of all in Europe, is in recession; men and animals are returning north. The climate is cool and moist, and primitive humans again thrive in Europe and western Asia. Gradually the forests spread north over land which has been so recently covered by the glacier – (The Urantia Book, 64:4.6)

    650,000 B.C. – The continuation of the mild climate. By the middle of the interglacial period it has become so warm that the Alps are almost denuded of ice and snow – (The Urantia Book, 64:4.8)

    600,000 B.C. – Ice has reached its then northernmost point of retreat and, after a pause of a few thousand years, starts south again on its fifth excursion. – (The Urantia Book, 64:4.9)

    550,000 B.C. – The advancing glacier again pushes men and animals south. This time there is a wide belt of land stretching northeast into Asia and lying between the ice sheet and the then greatly expanded Black Sea extension of the Mediterranean. These times of the fourth and fifth glaciers provide the further spread of the crude culture of the Neanderthal races. For almost 250,000 years these primitive peoples drifted on, hunting and fighting, by spells improving in certain directions, but, on the whole, steadily retrogressing as compared with their superior Andonic ancestors – (The Urantia Book, 64:4.10-11)

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  3. Steve says:

    Now look, we must be stewards of the earth… look what oil and timber companies do to the land. But to somehow say we icky human are solely to blame, and that, by gosh we gotta tax you now, and I’ll be the tax administrator is just another method to pilfer what little money we have left out of our pockets. It’s a global warming scam in that the money junkies pick and choose their “science” so as to develop policies that steal more money from us.

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  4. Read the science, not the blogs says:

    Climate realist = right wing politically correct for climate denier. http://www.skepticalscience.com/cern-cosmic-rays-basic.html or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvztL9r47MI&feature=player_embedded

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    • econ101lab says:

      AGW supporter = lefty looney drone. Gee, now that the name calling is behind us, let’s take a look at reality.

      For the sake of argument let’s assume you’re right and the globe is warming and it’s all our fault. What lefties advocate is lunacy. How rational is it, urging Americans to quit consuming, become greened out hippies wearing Birkenstocks, going vegan from our own organic gardens, and showering only once a week while between India and China the two country’s light up a new coal-fired plant every three days? Who’s going to tell the developing world to quit developing? Or to use their scarce financial resources buying inefficient and expensive alternative energy technologies vs the comparatively cheap fossil fuels which are still available? That’s what’s crazy. It ain’t gonna happen.

      Instead, let’s move the discussion to finding a technological solution to global warming. There are some really smart hombres who have come up with some really nifty, real world solutions which will counteract global warming at a teeny, tiny fraction of the cost of societal changes that guys like Friedman, Gore, and the parasites at the UN advocate. There’s a whole chapter about these solutions in Dubner and Levitt’s Superfreakonomics.

      If lefties started talking like this, more people might listen to them.

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  5. Mike says:

    Global warming is a combination of a lot of things. The sun is the ultimate power in this solar system and it does control the weather on earth. Any seven year old could tell you that. We are still warming up from the last ice age but man has helped the process along. What has taken 25 to 50 years to do should have taken about 200 years. We just have to adapt to it and live with it.

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    • ongundumba says:

      dude, read the article before you comment on it. the very reason why it’s so controversial is that it implies that man’s “speeding up” the process of global warming may be a dubious hypothesis after all.

      and fyi, we’re talking about things from outside the solar system here. cosmic rays.

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  6. Sheriff J.W.Pepper says:

    Them Jew-boys got the weather tax all sewed up tight like that.

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