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I just got done writing this in an online discussion forum debate last night about the CERN Cloud paper:

The lead author of the paper Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation Jasper Kirby was on Nature in a podcast (listen to it at 21:44) and said unequivocally the effects he observed in his research would only occur in the uppermost atmosphere where clouds actually don’t even form and “you cannot use my research to make any definitive statement on the effect of cosmic rays on climate.

I will repeat what he said you cannot use my research to make any definitive statement on the effect of cosmic rays on climate.

Again one more time,… the lead author of the paper said you cannot use my research to make any definitive statement on the effect of cosmic rays on climate.

(thanks to Scott Mandia’s CERN Cloud Paper: Cirrus-ly Being Spun « Global Warming: Man or Myth?,  ConCERN Trolling on Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate Change | The Way Things Break  & ConCERN Trolling on Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate Change for enlightening me on the subject)

And then I spot this evening this unbelievable piece of propaganda and distortion on Breitbart’s Big Government website:

Nature Journal of Science Discredits Man-made Global Warming

by Chriss W. Street

Nature Journal of Science, ranked as the world’s most cited scientific periodical, has just published the definitive study on Global Warming that proves the dominant controller of temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere is due to galactic cosmic rays and the sun, rather than by man. One of the report’s authors, Professor Jyrki Kauppinen, summed up his conclusions regarding the potential for man-made Global Warming: “I think it is such a blatant falsification.”

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What is interesting is I’m looking at the list of co-authors on the paper on the Nature website and I can’t seem to even find this ‘Professor Jyrki Kauppinen’ that Chriss W. Street is quoting. Here’s the list:

Jasper Kirkby, Joachim Curtius, João Almeida, Eimear Dunne, Jonathan Duplissy, Sebastian Ehrhart, Alessandro Franchin, Stéphanie Gagné, Luisa Ickes, Andreas Kürten, Agnieszka Kupc, Axel Metzger, Francesco Riccobono, Linda Rondo, Siegfried Schobesberger, Georgios Tsagkogeorgas, Daniela Wimmer, Antonio Amorim, Federico Bianchi, Martin Breitenlechner, André David, Josef Dommen, Andrew Downard, Mikael Ehn, Richard C. Flagan, Stefan Haider, Armin Hansel, Daniel Hauser, Werner Jud, Heikki Junninen, Fabian Kreissl, Alexander Kvashin, Ari Laaksonen, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Jorge Lima, Edward R. Lovejoy, Vladimir Makhmutov, Serge Mathot, Jyri Mikkilä, Pierre Minginette, Sandra Mogo, Tuomo Nieminen, Antti Onnela, Paulo Pereira, Tuukka Petäjä, Ralf Schnitzhofer, John H. Seinfeld, Mikko Sipilä, Yuri Stozhkov, Frank Stratmann, Antonio Tomé, Joonas Vanhanen, Yrjo Viisanen, Aron Vrtala, Paul E. Wagner, Hansueli Walther, Ernest Weingartner, Heike Wex, Paul M. Winkler, Kenneth S. Carslaw, Douglas R. Worsnop, Urs Baltensperger & Markku Kulmala

In fact searching the Journal Nature for ‘Jyrki Kauppinen’ I get “Sorry, no results were found. Please search again.”

So searching some more via Google this time to see if I can find where the quote from ‘Professor Jyrki Kauppinen’ saying “I think it is such a blatant falsification” comes from I find an an article on the denial aggregator web site Climate Realists dated Wed April 14th 2010 which has a Finish newspaper article about a study led by Kauppinen in which he claims to have found (according to the translation) “increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide to explain only 5-10 percent of observed global warming” and that “Kauppinen intends to publish the research findings to Nature , the June issue of Science magazine“.

So unless I just fell off a turnip truck it looks to me like the Breitbart employed author Chriss W. Street has written a deceitful little piece that says:

  • Nature Journal of Science, ranked as the world’s most cited scientific periodical, has just published the definitive study on Global Warming that proves the dominant controller of temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere is due to galactic cosmic rays and the sun, rather than by man.” —That’s a lie, Lie #1, it doesn’t say that at all. Again the lead author on the paper has said unequivocally the effects he observed in his research would only occur in the uppermost atmosphere where clouds actually don’t even form and “you cannot use my research to make any definitive statement on the effect of cosmic rays on climate.
  • “…One of the report’s authors, Professor Jyrki Kauppinen,…” — That a lie too, Lie #2, Kauppinen wasn’t one of the paper authors at all. He didn’t work on it.
  •  “…summed up his conclusions regarding the potential for man-made Global Warming: “I think it is such a blatant falsification.”Lie #3, Wanting Brietbart’s readers to believe Kauppinen was talking about the paper that he claims Kauppinen worked on Street pulled a newspaper quote Kauppinen made commenting about a paper he wrote 15 months before the Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation paper was ever even published.

It amazing to me that someone can write a whopping lie like that. But then again I realize it a Breitbart publication. Maybe Chriss W. Street is a relative of James O’Keefe another infamous Breitbart liar.

The lies, deceit, and manipulation of the truth in the article don’t stop there though. It leaves the topic it supposed to be about (the CERN Cloud paper) and then just goes on to recite all the latest global warming denial propaganda talking points.

Really the whole piece is quite a spectacular lie. Right out of the Joseph Goebbels playbook.