The chilling stars: a new theory of climate change

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Icon, Mar 26, 2007 - Science - 246 pages
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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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clouds, more cooling. The clouds closest to the earth's surface reflect sunlight. It presents a CERN project: CLOUD: Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets which is designed to evaluate the effects of ... Read full review

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Theory proposed as to how the sun affects the climate. Read full review


A lazy Sun launches iceberg armadas
Adventures of the cosmic rays
A shiny Earth is cool

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Nigel Calder has decades of sailing and cruising behind him. He is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance, and writes regularly for "SAIL, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Professional Boatbuilder", and "Yachting Monthly, " among other magazines. He is the author of six books, including "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Marine Diesel Engines, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, The Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean, " and "Cuba: A Cruising Guide".

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