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Where Are Global Warmingistas & Main Stream Media On Reporting That Cosmic Rays May Control Earth’s Temperature?

Of course I know where they are; drinking the cool-aide. It never ceases to amaze me how totally one sided the media is, and how gullible people are. Of course, if that was not true, Obama would not be president, and a huge number of people would not be believing the words of ideologically and monetarily (read “redistribution of wealth”) politicians and organizations like the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Discredited people like Al Gore and the folks associated with East Anglia Center continue to bombard us with statements like “it has never been warmer before”, or “CO2 has never been this high”. Well, those statements are simply not true. They are what children call “lies”. (Politicians call them “spin”, or “talking points”.) These are topics that I have discussed before, but some of my full postings may have been a bit hard for a non-scientist to understand. After all, if some people thought that Obama’s election meant that they would not have to pay their mortgage or car payments, or that Obamacare means free health care, I realize that even this simple article may go above the heads of many. But, in the hope that maybe a few people will start to see through the fraud of man-made global warming and maybe even inspire them to go and do a little digging on their own, I present this simple article.

First, to put to bead the statement from the warmingistas that CO2 has never been higher, I would like you to look at the following figure which is taken from the “Cosmic rays and climate” lecture notes by Jasper Kirkby of CERN. The full lecture notes can be found here.  This shows CO2 concentrations, along with “error bands”, as well as temperature, over the last 500 million years. (OK, if you believe the earth is only 6000 years old, you might as well stop reading now, since there is no hope for you.) (Don’t worry about the bottom graph, it is what is called a “proxy”, and we will not concern ourselves with it at this time. If you want to learn more about it, go to the video that is posted with my original posting on this subject.)

Now, what is very obvious is that at about 350 ppm (parts per million), the present concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (see “World Climate Widget” in my sidebar for current data) is literally decimal dust when compared to how high it has been in the past. In fact, CO2 concentration appears to be almost 0 on the scale of the graph, because it has been almost 8000 ppm in the distant past. The only time that CO2 concentrations were nearly as low as they are now was about 300 million years ago.   So, with one graph we have shown that CO2 has been much higher in the past, and also that there is no discernible correlation between CO2 and temperature. (Note that on the temperature scale, up is lower temperature, thus showing that normally it has been much warmer than it is today.)

The graph does show two other things, however. First, there is obviously a correlation between GCR (galactic cosmic rays) and temperature, with a delay of about 40 million years between peaks of GCR and troughs in global temperature. Granted, correlation does not equal causation, but it is clear that there is at least a reasonable correlation between GCR and temperature, while it is clear that there is little, if any, correlation between CO2 and temperature. (Actually, as I point out in another paper that uses Al Gore’s vaunted Vostok ice core data, there is a correlation between temperature and CO2, but it is just the opposite of what Gore claims. Temperature changes appear to cause CO2 changes, but not the other way around. And, there are logical reasons for that, but that is out of the scope of this paper.)

Another thing to notice from the graph is that we appear to be leaving a cold (icehouse) period and entering another warm (greenhouse) period. This shows that the statement that it has never been warmer is another lie. The graph clearly shows that it has been warmer. In fact, it has been warmer most of the time, on a macro time scale. So, I hear you saying, you admit that the earth is getting warmer! Yes, I do. I just claim that it is a natural phenomenon that we have seen in the past. This data suggests that GCRs may be a very strong driver of global temperature. It also shows that CO2 is clearly not a strong driver of temperature. (And, I am not arguing that CO2 has no effect on temperature; it has only a second or third order effect.)

In the next graph, we see temperature in Siberia over the last 700 years. Again, you can clearly see a correlation between solar and GCR levels and temperature. What is significant to recognize in this graph is that there can be no conceivable mechanism where temperature could have an effect on GCR or solar radiation, while clearly GCR and solar radiation could have an effect on temperature, as described in the full article, video, and documentation. (I mention this because, as shown earlier, there does appear to be a link between temperature causing CO2 variability.)

Of course, we cannot control GCR. They are controlled by our position in the Milky Way galaxy, as well as the output of the sun. To spend trillions of dollars to make meaningless decreases (actually slower rates of increase) in CO2 is meaningless and stupid. But, if cosmic rays are the major driver of climate change, then all of the billions of dollars that governments are wasting on “research” showing that CO2 increases are going to destroy the world are a complete waste of money. Of course, if your job is dependent on that research, would you want the information in this article to become widely known? I doubt it.

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