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FACTSHEET: Nir Shaviv

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His studies on the possible relationships between cosmic rays’ intensity and Earth’s climate, and the Milky Ways Spiral Arms and Ice Age Epochs on Earth was widely circulated in the press.

Mr. Shaviv is listed as an "expert" in Global Warming by the oil industry funded Heartland Institute.

professor of astrophysics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Member of the Racah Institute of Physics

QUOTES

“At least half of the warming over the 20th century is because of the sun … it means we don’t have to worry about warming over the 21st century.”
Source: DeSmog Blog profile Nir Shaviv

DEEDS

Spoke at the Heartland Institute’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change. Shaviv’s speech was titled “New Solar-Climate Link and Implications for Our Understanding of Climate Change.”
Source: DeSmog Blog profile Nir Shaviv

Appeared in the film, “The Cloud Mystery” which focuses on the studies of fellow skeptic Henrik Svensmark who, similar to Shaviv, believes that solar rays drive climate change.
Source: DeSmog Blog profile Nir Shaviv

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Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland global warming experts list

SOURCES

Heartland global warming experts list
http://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/

DeSmog Blog profile Nir Shaviv
http://www.desmogblog.com/nir-shaviv