In reply, or by happy coincidence, to the UK Channel 4 TV program "The Great Climate Crisis Swindle" last night Real Climate send us notice of their posting today 9 Mar 2007
‘Cosmoclimatology’ - tired old arguments in new clothes
"In a recent issue of the journal Astronomy and Geophysics (A&G), Henrik Svensmark coined a new term: 'cosmoclimatology' . I think 'cosmoclimatology' is a good and refreshing name for anything combining our cosmos with our climate. However, all other aspects of the article I found very disappointing......
Which appears to be the same vapid academic debate and rearguard action from the dyed in the wool, blinkered Kyoto maniacs.
"There are a number of issues which really make the A&G paper poor in my view. One is the neglect to address old criticism of the hypothesis that galactic cosmic rays (GCR) change our climate by modulating clouds..." and the startling conclusion..."I wonder if Svensmark really knows what he talks about."
For those interested in further reading about how funding on "climate change" is easier to secure if there is no questioning of the current paradigm (or Litany as Lomborg describes it)resulting in a self-perpetuating self-interest by scientists, applauded by an unthinking and unquestioning press they may read with profit Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media by Patrick J Michaels - a far sighted man from a Virginian vale of academe who has been writing on this topic since 1992.