IN an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1900, Lord William Thomson Kelvin said, “There is nothing new to discover in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurements.”
Then along came Albert Einstein.
More recently and closer to home, economist John Quiggin, has claimed, “There is no longer any serious debate among climate scientists about either the reality of global warming or about the fact that it is substantially caused by human activity.”
Then along came Jasper Kirkby.
The research effort lead by Kirkby at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, indicates that galactic cosmic rays can very significantly enhance cloud formation – by up to a factor of ten.
According to global warming theory, cloud formation is in essence a response to temperature change, with temperature change over the last 100 years apparently driven by human activity.
The research effort at CERN could prove global warming theory, and in particular the dependent General Circulation Models, somewhat deficient. Indeed it is increasingly possible that the small amount of global warming over the last 100 years has all been due to extra-terrestrial galactic activity… or something else entirely.
Read more at ‘The Other Climate Theory: Al Gore won’t hear it, but heavenly bodies might be driving long-term weather trends.’ By Anne Jolis at The Wall Street Journal Online
And the recent findings by Jasper Kirkby are published as a letter to Nature on August 25, 2011, ‘Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation.’