Re: poly: Sunspots and global warming: Mechanism

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Fri May 08 1998 - 09:07:01 PDT

>Forwarded from another mailing list. Synopsis: clouds affect Earth's thermal
>budget; cosmic rays stimulate cloud formation; solar wind keeps cosmic rays
>away; sunsports are correlated with solar wind; particle physicists actually
>get to do something useful, in applying their cloud chamber experience.

I'm delighted by this because in '90 when I gave my first Idea Futures talk, in
London, I met with Piers Corbyn, who has long been forcasting weather based on
sunspots. He kept betting with local bookies against the official govt. weather
forcasts and winning, but that didn't seem to get him much respect. But he's
finally made a few million off his insights. See:

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Fri May 8 16:16:37 1998

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