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Climategate: Revolt of the Physicists -- Revisited
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Here's a Kirkby lecture from March 23, 2011, almost two years later:
The cosmic ray theory was given a confirmed mechanism by the 2011 experiment conducted by Kirkby and his colleagues at the CERN. They found that ground-level cosmic-ray concentrations can increase the rate that cloud condensation nuclei form by a factor of between 2 and 10.
Since William Livingston and Matthew Penn made their prediction that sunspot activity could pause in 2015, solar magnetic strength has continued to decline, but it didn't decrease as rapidly as it had from 1998-2006. As a result, in their 2010 paper (Long-term Evolution of Sunspot Magnetic Fields), they extrapolated that if current trends continue, sunspots will disappear about 2023, not 2015.
If current trends continue, the Earth may indeed be facing a significant climate change problem. Global cooling would have a significant negative impact upon crop yields. The 20th century man-made-warming theory may be keeping us from dealing with some serious 21st century cosmos-made cooling.
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