Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More Bad News for Global Warming Zealots

From World Climate Report:

[Standard climate] models predict an increase in global precipitation [associated with global warming], and none is observed. The models predict relatively large increases in precipitation in northern mid- to high latitudes and Antarctica in winter, and no increase in these areas is observed. The models do not predict much of an increase in temperature or precipitation in the tropical region of the Pacific and Indian Ocean, but that area shows the largest increase in precipitation anywhere in the world (offset by decreases in precipitation elsewhere).

Read the whole thing.

Meanwhile, at Cato-at-liberty, Jerry Taylor reports:

According to a new study from the Danish National Space Center, cosmic rays created by the explosions of distant stars play an important role in cloud formation in the earth’s lower atmosphere. Those clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. The sun’s magnetic field, however, interferes with this process to some degree, and that field has doubled for some reason in the 20th century.

According to the Space Center’s website:

The resulting reduction in cloudiness, especially of low-altitude clouds, may be a significant factor in the global warming Earth has undergone during the last century.

There's a lot more in these Liberty Corner posts, which go back to July 16, 2004:

Global Warming: Realities and Benefits
Words of Caution for the Cautious
Scientists in a Snit
Another Blow to Climatology?
Bad News for Politically Correct Science
Another Blow to Chicken-Little Science
Bad News for Enviro-nuts
The Hockey Stick Is Broken
Science in Politics, Politics in Science
Global Warming and Life
Words of Caution for Scientific Dogmatists
Hurricanes and Global Warming
Global Warming and the Liberal Agenda
Debunking "Scientific Objectivity"
Hurricanes and Glaciers
Remember the "Little Ice Age"?
Science's Anti-Scientific Bent
A Possibly Useful Idiot
The Climate Debate: A Postscript
Today's Climate Report
Consensus and Science Don't Mix
Global Warming in Perspective
You Bet Your Life
What I Said about Climate Change . . .