I am reviving my Globalcooler blog to concentrate on the latest science that is pointing out relationships contrary to the IPCC proclamations. What better way to start than this from Craig Idso of the NIPCC or Non Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The interesting paper that led off the latest NIPCC newsletter referenced the above paper in my title.
Kim et al. (2010) write that dimethylsulfide or DMS is “a semivolatile organic sulfur compound that represents 95% of the natural marine flux of sulfur gases to the atmosphere (Bates et al., 1992; Liss et al., 1997),” and they say that it “may be oxidized to form non sea-salt sulfate aerosols, which are known to act as cloud condensation nuclei and thereby exert a cooling effect by absorbing or scattering solar radiation,”
Apparently, DMS acts in much the same way that Galactic Cosmic Ray particles act as nuclei for cloud condensation in the presence of a weak solar magnetic field , as well as solar wind particles.
According to the NIPCC article:
In the concluding paragraph of their paper, Kim et al. write that “in the context of global environmental change, the key implication of our results is that DMS production resulting from CO2-induced grazing activity may increase under future high CO2 conditions,” and, therefore, they conclude that “DMS production in the ocean may act to counter the effects of global warming in the future.”
It is always interesting to me that the IPCC has made it a policy to ignore anything that could even remotely have any real effect on our climate but rather holds steadfastly to a claim without any proof to support it. I suspect we should not be too surprised.