Cosmic rays, solar activity, and changes in the Earth’s climate


One of the most important problems facing humanity, global climate change, is discussed. The roles of cosmic ray fluxes and solar activity in this process are analyzed. Although several mechanisms explaining global climate change have been proposed, none of them are firmly grounded. At the United Nations summit in Paris at the end of 2015, it was decided that greenhouse gases are responsible for the global warming of our planet. However, the authors of this work believe the question of what causes global changes in the Earth’s climate remains open, and will obviously be solved once and for all in the next 10–15 years.

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Original Russian Text © Y.I. Stozhkov, G.A. Bazilevskaya, V.S. Makhmutov, N.S. Svirzhevsky, A.K. Svirzhevskaya, V.I. Logachev, V.P. Okhlopkov, 2017, published in Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, Seriya Fizicheskaya, 2017, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 273–275.

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Stozhkov, Y.I., Bazilevskaya, G.A., Makhmutov, V.S. et al. Cosmic rays, solar activity, and changes in the Earth’s climate. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 81, 252–254 (2017).

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