It’s been a rough season for Nobel Peace Prize winners. Jimmy Carter is campaigning for the UN to seat Palestine as a full voting member. The former president and 2002 Peace Prize winner has yet to explain why seating another Terroristan in the UN is a good idea.
Then, there’s President Obama. He copped the prize of prizes in 2009. He got his prize for his first 42 days of on-the-job training in healing the planet and causing the seas to cease to rise. Nice work, Mr. President.
But Mr. Obama did not reckon with the sunspot of Solyndra, the $535 million greendoggle. Inquiring minds, including Congressmen with subpoenas, want to know if the political contributions of Solyndra’s backers just might have helped the solar panel company get favorable government treatment. Solyndra this week declared bankruptcy.
Now armed with a new set of slides, Mr. Albert Gore, Jr. is calling climate skeptics wrong, and saying they’re racists and Holocaust deniers, too. Winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Gore, blames the world’s ills on climate change. It probably even causes hanging chads.
Mr. Gore should save his hot air for CERN. It seems a Danish physicist, one Henrik Svensmark, has been quietly working away on the question of sun-caused global warming.
CERN is short for Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire. That sounds seriously scientific; it’s even French. CERN does not say global warming is a hoax, nor that humans do not play a role in global warming.
Still, for such a serious scientific body to report that the sun may play a major role is significant. CERN cannot be dismissed by the global green movement as some fringe outfit. Nor can they silence such respected scientists.
Dr. Henrik Svensmark in 1995 read a 1991 paper by Eigil Friis-Christensen and Knud Lassen. These researchers found a close correlation between solar activity and changes in the earth’s temperatures, going back to 1860.
In a widely circulated column by Anne Jolis in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Dr. Svensmark noted that the issue of climate change “is so sensitive, sometimes science goes into the background.”