2011-09-01 01:44:31Another reference to SkS on RealClimate
John Hartz
John Hartz

The following was posted on the comment thread to: The CERN/CLOUD results are surprisingly interesting…

As best I can tell from a quick scan of subsequent comments, the moderators did not respond to Robert's question re the SkS article.


> climate/CGR link

Don’t presume what you want to find out — whether there is a link.
At most there are a variety of correlations and a variety of hypotheses, and they don’t consistently add up (yet), near as I can tell. That’s why I asked above about possible intervening variables or other factors that might also correlate with the observations and whether any have been investigated sufficiently to rule them out.

Is this a fair summary to date?
It says:
“… while cosmic rays do seem to have some minor atmospheric effects, they do not seem to have anything to do with global warming, particularly over the past century. A.D. Erlykin, B.A. Laken and A.W. Wolfendale, Cosmic ray effects on cloud cover and their relevance to climate change, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.03.001.

2011-09-01 02:01:28
Dana Nuccitelli

That was a recent post and paper (April 2011).  A link to the cosmic rays rebuttal would be more comprehensive though.

Michael Ashley in an article on the Conversation which was re-posted on Climate Progress also has several links to SkS.  We seem to be quite popular right now!

2011-09-01 02:05:12
Mark Richardson

I've asked Giles Harrison and Arnold Wolfendale about this and they both talk along the lines of the SkS post. I suspect RC will agree since Harrison & Wolfendale are active researchers and afaik none of the RC crew specifically concentrate on GCR stuff?

2011-09-01 02:43:33MarkR
John Hartz
John Hartz

Should you or another appropriate SkS post a response?