09/08/2011 06:10 pm ET | Updated Nov 08, 2011

Wall Street Journal Gets It Wrong on Climate, Again

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal opinion page echoed Fox News with claims that global warming is caused by cosmic rays and not the 90 million tons of pollution that we are emitting every day. What they failed to mention is that the authors of the study they cite made no such claims. In fact, they have stated:

"At the moment, it [the study] actually says nothing about a possible cosmic-ray effect on clouds and climate, but it's a very important first step." - Nature

"Our work leaves open the possibility that cosmic rays could influence the climate. However, at this stage, there is absolutely no way we can say that they do." - The Guardian


"There are a great many arguments as to why the cosmic ray cloud effect is not a major driver of climate change and these results do not yet impinge on those arguments." - BBC

For more information that debunks the claim that cosmic rays are not the cause of the climate crisis, go here and here.

Cross-posted from Al's Journal.