Svensmark: The Cloud Mystery

Svensmark: The Cloud Mystery

Henrik Svensmark’s documentary on climate change and cosmic rays.

Svensmark appeared in a documentary titled “The Cloud Mystery” to illustrate his position, and has also shared his research at the Heartland Institute‘s International Conference on Climate Change.

Henrik Svensmark is director of the Centre for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI). Previously, Dr. Svensmark was head of the Sunclimate group at DSRI. He has held post doctoral positions in physics at University California Berkeley, Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics, and the Niels Bohr Institute. [2]

Stance on Climate Change

March 2018

 “I believe there’s no doubt that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. […] So there’s no doubt that CO2 is also affecting climate, but it looks as if that the climate sensitivity to CO2 is probably smaller because the sun is also part of what is going on,” Svensmark said in an interview with the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

“I don’t think that we are headed for disaster because there’s nothing in the record of data that indicates that the number of storms, droughts—I mean, yea, whatever hurricanes and so on—they are not increasing as what you’d expect from all the things that you hear. So I don’t think that we are heading for a disaster, and if that climate sensitivity to CO2 is smaller than what you get from all these climate models, then the change in temperature, you know in the next fifty years, might be quite small,” Svensmark said. [15]

September 9, 2009

Svensmark wrote an opinion piece in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Climate change denial blog Watts Up With That offered a translation, including the following quote from Svensmark: [3]

“In fact global warming has stopped and a cooling is beginning. No climate model has predicted a cooling of the Earth – quite the contrary. And this means that the projections of future climate are unreliable.” [3]


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