Enhancement of cloud formation by droplet charging
Shea & Smart (1995) also demonstrated ion production associated with a solar proton event in a surface ionization chamber, at Cheltenham, Maryland (398 N). This ionization was explained to be caused by muons, i.e. secondary particles generated from the solar protons. Other sources of high-energy particles in the lower atmosphere include thunderstorms (Wilson 1925; Lidvansky 2003), from which there is surface experimental evidence for accelerated electrons (Khaerdinov et al. 2005).
Moderation in all things is sound wisdom.
Increased cloud formation and electrification of the atmosphere could be an as yet unrecognized consequence of prolific and unregulated use of LENR in petawatt level power production. It is a good bet that LENR produces muons as a primary format of nuclear energy reformulation. Heat generation is only a minor energy pathway.
If LENR gains traction as a primary source for global energy production, the atmosphere could experience a massive increase in water droplet ionization and atmospheric electrical charge amplification from LENR catalyzed muon creation.
Muons from a LENR reactor can send very energetic muons high into the atmosphere where their interaction with water vapor is inevitable. This could result in a permanent loss in global fair weather conditions in a permanently overcast world. The deployed base of solar panel power production could be rendered ineffectual and the gloomy cloud shrouded earth could enter a new epoch of global cooling as little heat or light would penetrate to reach the ground.