Scientists Have Found The ‘Missing Link’ From Sunspot Activity To Cosmic Rays-Clouds To Climate Change

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Hailed as ‘the last piece of the puzzle’ in codifying our understanding of the mechanism(s) that cause climate changes, scientists are increasingly turning to Sun-modulated cosmic ray flux and cloud cover variations as the explanation for decadal- and centennial-scale global warming and cooling. In other words, climate changes are increasingly being attributed to natural variability, not anthropogenic activity.

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We here at CO2isLife have always supported the idea that it is the sun, not CO2 that is driving climate change. The main pieces of evidence we provide is that the oceans are warming. The oceans contain 2,000x the energy of the atmosphere, and satellite temperatures clearly tightly follow ocean cycles like El Niño and La Niña. Therefore to understand climate change, you must understand what warms the oceans. CO2’s only defined mechanism to cause climate change is by thermalizing  13 thru 18µ LWIR radiation…that is the only defined mechanism. Those wavelengths don’t penetrate or warm water.

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To warm the oceans, you need visible radiation from the blue end of the spectrum. What warms the oceans and atmosphere isn’t trapping outgoing radiation, but incoming radiation being absorbed by land and the oceans. The atmosphere is transparent to incoming warming visible radiation. That radiation reaches the oceans and earth surface and is converted to thermal energy. Anything that alters the amount of incoming radiation from reaching the earth’s surface and oceans will impact warming.

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Climate alarmists often claim that the sun isn’t the cause of warming because its output is constant. First, that isn’t true. Sunspots clearly demonstrate the sun’s output is variable. Second, and most importantly, it isn’t the sun’s output that is important, it is the amount of radiation that reaches the earth’s surface and oceans. If you have a hot sun, but a dense cloud cover, the earth will cool. Cosmic rays provide the missing link between the Sun’s output and global temperatures. CO2 has nothing to do with it.

More on this topic:

Spot the Similarities; Oceans Clearly Drive Atmospheric Temperatures

Understand the Oceans, Understand the Global Temperatures

Cosmic Rays; The Rheostat of the Globe

The Connection between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate

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13 thoughts on “Scientists Have Found The ‘Missing Link’ From Sunspot Activity To Cosmic Rays-Clouds To Climate Change”

  1. The up/down/”back” radiation greenhouse gas energy loop of the radiative greenhouse effect theory is pencil on paper, a spreadsheet cell, a “what if” scenario and NOT a physical reality.

    Without this GHG energy loop, radiative greenhouse theory collapses.

    Without RGHE theory, man-caused climate change does not exist.

    And with a snap of the fingers and “Presto!!” the bazillion dollar global climate change fantasy is suddenly unemployed.

    Must be why nobody is allowed to talk about this possibility. Not newsworthy enough? Or too far outside the fake news hysterical CAGW narrative?


  2. Thanks for yet another outstanding post. Owing to your clear presentation, I fully understand the story that you are telling in this post. Still, I’m not entirely clear about what the second part of the following sentence is supposed to mean: “What warms the oceans and atmosphere isn’t trapping outgoing radiation, ***but not trapping incoming radiation***. Can you paraphrase the meaning, please. Perhaps: “… incoming radiation being absorbed by land and the oceans”?


    1. Yes, that is exactly what was intended. Visible light reaches the ocean and is converted to thermal energy. I’ll make that change. Thanks


    2. Thanks again for the comment. I made the edits and added some graphics to expand upon the issue. Thanks again, your suggestions are greatly appreciated.


  3. Does this also suggest why CO2 increases trail T increases in the fossil record? I.e. as the oceans heat, they slowly release CO2.


    1. Yep. Solar radiation warms the earth and oceans. As the oceans warm, they release CO2 according to Henry’s Law. That is why temperature increases 800 to 1,500 years before CO2 starts to increase after the end of an ice age. Al Gore’s chart proves CO2 increases AFTER temperatures. There is no mechanism by which CO2 would increase before temperature to end an ice age.


  4. On the chart “Radiation Transmitted by the Atmosphere” it lists the Major Components of the Atmosphere. I see that Nitrogen (80% of the air we breathe) is missing. Does it have any effect on warming/cooling, or is it transparent and have no effect?


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