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Rahmstorf et al. 2004

Rahmstorf, S., D. Archer, D.S. Ebel, O. Eugster, J. Jouzel, D. Maraun, G.A. Schmidt, J. Severinghaus, A.J. Weaver, and J. Zachos, 2004: Cosmic rays, carbon dioxide, and climate. Eos Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union, 85, 38, 41.

Several recent papers have applied correlation analysis to climate-related time series in the hope of finding evidence for causal relationships. For a critical discussion of correlations between solar variability, cosmic rays, and cloud cover, see Laut [2003].

A prominent new example is a paper by Shaviv and Veizer[2003], which claims that fluctuations in cosmic ray flux reaching the Earth can explain 66% of the temperature variance over the past 520 m.y., and that the sensitivity of climate to a doubling of CO2 is less than previously estimated.

Here we present a critical appraisal of the methods and conclusions of Shaviv and Veizer [2003].

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  author={Rahmstorf, S. and Archer, D. and Ebel, D. S. and Eugster, O. and Jouzel, J. and Maraun, D. and Schmidt, G. A. and Severinghaus, J. and Weaver, A. J. and Zachos, J.},
  title={Cosmic rays, carbon dioxide, and climate},
  journal={Eos Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union},
  pages={38, 41},

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ID  - ra01300e
AU  - Rahmstorf, S.
AU  - Archer, D.
AU  - Ebel, D. S.
AU  - Eugster, O.
AU  - Jouzel, J.
AU  - Maraun, D.
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
AU  - Severinghaus, J.
AU  - Weaver, A. J.
AU  - Zachos, J.
PY  - 2004
TI  - Cosmic rays, carbon dioxide, and climate
JA  - Eos Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union
VL  - 85
SP  - 38, 41
ER  -

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