Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An Arroooggaahh in the Hedgegrow

Once again a certain section of the Blogaquarium is ABUZZ!, yes ABUZZ, with news of the imminent death of Global Warming. Exhibit A, Exihibit B and, of course, Exhibit C. (no need to click through, really).
So you can imagine the dancing and capering and throwing of poo is pretty frenzied. And it seems that the frenzy is about an experiment that proves that nucleation among water droplets is enhanced by increased levels of ionisation.  And the ionisation in the upper levels of the atmosphere comes from Cosmic rays that we are usually protected from by the Sun.
If Sol is having a bad day and has lots of spots there is more ionisation therefore more clouds, therefore the recent sun spot activity has lead to more cloud therefore more warming. Plus Algore is fat.
It's just that the upperlevels of the atmosphere are not where the action is and the experiments do not comment on ionisation and nucleation at the lower levels. That is, the formerly important lower levels that the Anti-Global Warming industry used to think were important until this experiment, single-handedly destroyed Global Warming.

Then there is the fact that the experiment compares nucleation rates for 0 cosmic rays and high cosmic rays when the atmosphere never has 0 cosmic rays.
Also there is that pesky sciencey type of person, the lead researcher Jasper Kirkby, who stated:
[The paper] actually says nothing about a possible cosmic-ray effect on clouds and climate, but it’s a very important first step.
Oh dear, never mind, once the poo is flung and the dance begun there is no putting it away and hell, it's just the planet.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Also there is that pesky sciencey type of person, the lead researcher Jasper Kirkby, who stated:

Gotta hate those commie bastards!

Poets too!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Plus Algore is fat.

And he lives in a big, fat house.

vacuumslayer said...

"Plus Algore is fat."

No he's not--HE'S JUST FLUFFY!

Snag said...

I see your science and raise you a poo throwing!

Whale Chowder said...

The paper doesn't have to say anything about cosmic rays' effect on clouds and climate. It only needs to be interpreted as saying something about those things, preferably that AGW is a stupid sciency guy thing (duh, ghey!) and Al Gore has a big house.

Q to the E to the muthafuckin' D, bitches.