‘No Sun link’ to climate change

July 11, 2007 at 8:09 am | Posted in Climate change, Fröhlich, Global warming, Lockwood, Royal Society, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Switzerland, UK, World Radiation Center | Leave a comment

‘No Sun link’ to climate change
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
By Richard Black
BBC Environment Correspondent
A new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun’s output cannot be causing modern-day climate change.

It shows that for the last 20 years, the Sun’s output has declined, yet temperatures on Earth have risen.

It also shows that modern temperatures are not determined by the Sun’s effect on cosmic rays, as has been claimed.

Writing in the Royal Society’s journal Proceedings A, the researchers say cosmic rays may have affected climate in the past, but not the present.

“This should settle the debate,” said Mike Lockwood, from the UK’s Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, who carried out the new analysis together with Claus Froehlich from the World Radiation Center in Switzerland.

Read the entire ‘No Sun link’ to climate change article in BBC NEWS Science/Nature section …

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