Roger L. Simon focuses on some very interesting new research regarding so-called “global warming” (and, yes, I use the scare quotes intentionally):
In his paper, Qing-Bin Lu, a professor of physics and astronomy, shows how CFCs – compounds once widely used as refrigerants – and cosmic rays – energy particles originating in outer space – are mostly to blame for climate change, rather than carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. His paper, derived from observations of satellite, ground-based and balloon measurements as well as an innovative use of an established mechanism, was published online in the prestigious journal Physics Reports.
Lu’s paper goes on to state that while the earth did indeed experience warming from 1950-2000, it has been cooling since 2000 and he predicts that trend will continue for another 50 years.
So, will Gore return his Nobel Prize? The likelihood of that happening is about the same as Lu’s research and findings getting significant legacy media coverage.