Climate change not caused by cosmic rays: study

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Washington, Apr 4 (UNI) Cosmic rays are not the reason for climate change, a recent study shows.

The new research showed no connection between the cosmic ray intensity and cloud cover.

Making a possible way out of the dangers of man made climate change, it was suggested that global warming was due to a decrease in cosmic rays over the last hundred years.

This would cause a decrease in the production of low clouds allowing more heat from the sun to warm the Earth and cause global warming.

A team from Lancaster and Durham University showed the correlation between the ionizing cosmic rays and the production of low cloud cover, Science Daily reported.

The new research showed that change in cloud cover over the Earth does not correlate to changes in cosmic ray intensity.

Neither does it show increases and decreases during the sporadic bursts and decreases in the cosmic ray intensity which occur regularly.

''No evidence could be found of changes in the low cloud cover from known changes in the cosmic ray ionization rate,'' added Professor Sloan from Lancaster University.

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