Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change

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The authors explain their theory that sub-atomic particles from exploded stars have more effect on the climate than manmade CO2. Their conclusion stems from Svensmark's research which has shown the previously unsuspected role that cosmic rays play in creating clouds. During the last 100 years cosmic rays became scarcer because unusually vigorous action by the Sun batted away many of them. Fewer cosmic rays meant fewer clouds--and a warmer world. The theory, simply put here but explained in fascinating detail, ...
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The authors explain their theory that sub-atomic particles from exploded stars have more effect on the climate than manmade CO2. Their conclusion stems from Svensmark's research which has shown the previously unsuspected role that cosmic rays play in creating clouds. During the last 100 years cosmic rays became scarcer because unusually vigorous action by the Sun batted away many of them. Fewer cosmic rays meant fewer clouds--and a warmer world. The theory, simply put here but explained in fascinating detail, emerges at a time of intense public and political concern about climate change. Motivated only by their concern that science must be trustworthy, Svensmark and Calder invite their readers to put aside their preconceptions about manmade global warming and look afresh at the role of Nature in this hottest of world issues.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781840468151
  • Publisher: Totem Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2008

    GLOBAL WARMING - IT'S COSMIC!

    This book says a lot about the state of scientific debate. Science has moved into the sad realm of political action - where funds are provided by political organizations and corporations to those who obtain the 'right' answer, instead of for pure research. This book gives a modern example of how a 'rogue' scientist had to fight within the scientific community to be heard. Does anyone remember Alfred Wegener? Anyway, it is an interesting read both from a pure scientific research aspect as well as from a political aspect. The point here is that we should consider all facets of a hugely complex matter and let the research lead us to the proper conclusions.

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