Just for interest Most who read this article will now be sure that any evidence against the man made proposition of GW is firmly closed Article Here the information points towards a theory which has been currently used to be a bit of a thorn in the GW alarmists side. Until now (so the claim goes), there has been a suggestion that the sun has an effect on the cloud formations which is one (of about a hundred factors, and not one of the largest) of the factors in controlling "surface" temperature. Much like the front licence plate and speeding as the main killer on our roads campaign. The use of simple and concise language in the article would compel the reader to firmly now agree and dismiss any further discussion of this based on the media's claim. As adding insult to injury a following claim is stated, which has slipped through. Well low and behold, global temperatures have actually been dropping over the past 7 years (statistical moving average). This article provides some context. Link Also the study (from the first link, which I have now a copy of) uses three methods, each which goes not to examine the potential effects, but is aimed squarely at discrediting the opposing theory with some malice. Points - They use selective "surface temperature" instead of mid and upper atmosphere measurements (excluded) - Cloud formation effects are one of the lower effects of cosmic rays and energy. Most is channelled as energy transfer into the oceans (not covered, actually stated as removed from the study) - They actually concur that CO2 is ranked 12th as a greenhouse gas (wow, even for them) - Studies were based on real time observations, without determining + or â€“ lag effects for atmospheric controls I find it interesting as well as a theory is being used to discredit another theory which is opposing the original theory and models adopted by the political arm (WG3) of the IPCC.