One of the biggest questions surrounding climate change is the cause and effect of clouds, which have an enormous impact on temperature. Now, a new report from CERN, one of the leading physics laboratories in the world based in Geneva, indicates that cosmic rays, which are impacted by the sun’s activity, have a large influence on the creation of clouds. The CERN study fired beams of particles into a gas-filled chamber, and the results show that much of the slight warming of the last century might be explained by reduced cosmic rays, which caused fewer low clouds and warmer temperatures. If this is true, some observers believe we are going down the wrong path in trying to cut carbon emissions to impact global warming.
April 11, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.