Professor Henrik Svensmark is a physicist at the Danish National Space Institute and director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute. Since the early 1990s there has been strong evidence that changes in the Earth’s climate follow changes in the Sun’s electromagnetic activity. In principle this correlation might explain much of the warming in the 20th Century, but no mechanism was known by which the Sun could affect terrestrial climate so much. Svensmark’s research has established a possible link between galactic cosmic rays and terrestrial climate change mediated primarily by variations in the intensity of the solar wind. This celestial mechanism can significantly influence cloudiness and thereby temperatures on Earth.
In his talk, Dr Svensmark will present an update on his Sun-Climate research.
Date: 3 December 2014
Venue: House of Commons, London SW1, Committee Room 15