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The Chilling Stars
A detailed description of the mechanism by which sub-atomic cosmic-ray particles play a key role in the formation of clouds, which
subsequently affect the temperature of the Earth, and how it is affected by the Sun. Basically, a higher level of solar activity increases the
shielding effect of the Earth's magnetic field, causing it to deflect more particles away into space. The fewer particles that penetrate to the
atmosphere, the fewer clouds are formed, and the warmer the Earth becomes. This has been largely the situation of the last 100 years, which
shows a close correlation between temperature and the amount of particles reaching the planet, and in which the Sun reached its highest activity
level for 1000 years. Henrik Svensmark is Director of Sun-Climate Research at the Danish National Space Center. Nigel Calder is a veteran
science writer, beginning on the original staff of the magazine New Scientist to become its editor, 1962-66, and since then working as an
independent author and TV scriptwriter.
Henrik Svensmark's article
> Cosmoclimatology, online at the Danish
National Space Center, summarizes the theory and supporting experimental evidence.
"Until now, the evidence for [solar and CO2 theories] has relied essentially upon wiggle-matching -- how well the ups and downs
in temperature over time match with the ups and downs of solar activity, or of CO2 in the atmosphere. Until now, both theories
lacked experimental evidence. The Danish discovery has changed this. Researchers led by the Space Centre's Henrik Svensmark published
experimental evidence in the proceedings of the prestigious British Royal Society showing that high-energy cosmic rays do have the ability to
ionize molecules in our atmosphere and nucleate clouds."--Ian Douglas Clark, Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa
Full article at
"The science presented in this book has been developing now for several years, and yet is largely ignored both by our media and politicians.
One scientist recently pointed that if we had known in the mid-90s what we know today about climate change, we would never have thought that a
treaty like Kyoto was necessary. This book explains the reasoning behind comments like that."--Amazon.com reviewer