Clouds and Global Warming

…Clouds and Global Warming… Do clouds affect global warming? The Svensmark hypothesis asserts that cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere affect cloud cover, which, in turn, affects temperatures on the Earth, and, further, that the sun has an effect on Continue reading Clouds and Global Warming

CO2 Through the Ages

In my book, Nothing to Fear, I use the 2,000 year period between today and the time of Christ to demonstrate that there is no clear evidence that atmospheric CO2 levels have had an effect on temperatures. For example, the Continue reading CO2 Through the Ages

Sun Power, Part 2

It was Galileo, using his newly invented telescope, who, around 1600, saw sunspots for the first time in western history. From that point forward, sunspot observations were made on a regular basis by astronomers throughout Europe. Sunspot observations had also Continue reading Sun Power, Part 2

Coming to Grips With the Sun

It’s not well understood how the Sun affects the Earth. We count the number of sun spots, measure the sun’s irradiance and the size of solar storms. We do know that the size of solar storms has been linked to Continue reading Coming to Grips With the Sun

Watch the Sun

Watching the sun could provide clues about global warming1. In 1800, William Herschel, a leading astronomer, established that the price of wheat was linked to the number of sunspots. During years of good weather wheat was plentiful and the price Continue reading Watch the Sun

The Cloud

The Cloud experiment at CERN has given greater credibility to the hypothesis, possibly first scientifically established in 1801 by William Herschel, that the sun affects the climate. Herschel linked sunspots with the price of wheat. He demonstrated that more sunspots Continue reading The Cloud