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On the Role of Cosmic Ray Flux variations as a Climate Driver: The Debate

By: Nir J. Shaviv & Ján Veizer


Counter to claims by anthopogenic global warming enthusiasts, there is ample evidence to support the idea that cosmic rays do indeed affect climate (evidence will soon be summarized on this site).

Thus, it is no surprise that we find in our GSA Today paper (External PDF, local PDF or