- Education and Science
The Sun Causes Global Warming
Cosmic Rays Promote Cloud Formation
Poor Al Gore, looks like got filthy rich for nothing. Turns out that cosmic rays promote the formation of clouds. More clouds cooler earth. Less clouds warmer earth. Since the sun is the major source of cosmic rays, the sun controls whether the earth is warming or cooling. How do we know, the scientists from CERN, a highly prestigious European scientific institution.
Cosmic Rays Form Clouds
Scientists have created a chamber where they can recreate the earth's atmosphere. In that chamber they were able to show that cosmic rays promote cloud formation. While it is entirely plausible that man may somehow impact climates in some modest miniscule way, the big driver is actually the largest heavenly body in our solar system, the sun.
Politics or Science?
Seems the whole debate about whether man is causing global warming has become both political and a bit too emotional. Sadly there has been probably more politics (guess who funds much of the research...governments and politicians) than science.
One beings to wonder how so many people could have ignored this idea of the sun being the main culprit. Think about it for a minute. The largest most dominate body in our solar system. It has the largest source and output of energy
The reason this is bad is because between the outing of the fudged data from supporters of man made global warming and now a scientific study which indicates the cause of changes in earth's temperatures is the sun. Didn't see that one coming...okay that was a cheap shot... back to my point, this debacle has undermined the science community.
History has suggested that the scientific community has been held to a certain reverence. After all these are pretty smart people who do things that make our lives better. The fact that it is clear that science abandoned principle and followed the money casts a certain amount of doubt over future findings. Add this to some of the other findings that seem questionable like second hand smoke and you start to establish a credibility gap. Not because they were wrong but the attempt to shut down the debate. Words like settled science ring hollow.
One can only hope going forward robust debate will be the future of science. The truth will eventually find its way out so why not let it come out through scrutiny and if it stands up then the scientific community can build on that truth to answer the next big question.
- Race to the Moon
Science and the moon.