In Journal of Creation 27 (2):91-98, August 2013
Long-age interpretations of earth history have led uniformitarian climate scientists to conclude that dramatic climate fluctuations that occurred in the past could also occur in the present, with possibly disastrous consequences. Hence there is a subtle connection between ‘global warming’ alarmism and the creation–evolution controversy. However, such alarmism fails to take into account the most dramatic ‘climate change’ event in history, the Genesis Flood, which is a non-repeatable event (Genesis 9:11–16). Another reason for a judicious approach regarding this issue is the very real possibility that current meteorological and climatological models are not taking into account all the relevant physics. In recent years there has been interest in theories that cosmic rays could be affecting weather and climate. The most well known of these is Henrik Svensmark’s theory of ‘ion-mediated nucleation’ (IMN). However, there is a second, less-publicized, mechanism, called ‘charge modulation of aerosol scavenging’ (CMAS), by which cosmic rays could affect weather and climate. This article provides a discussion of both theories. However, because the CMAS mechanism is less well known, it will be discussed in greater detail.
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