The 20th Century surface air temperature (SAT) records of China from various sources are analyzed using data which include the recently-released Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project (20CRv2).
Two key features of the Chinese records are confirmed:
(1) Significant 1920s and 1940s warming in the temperature records
(2) Evidence for a persistent multi-decadal modulation of the Chinese surface temperature records in covariation with solar radiation
New evidence is presented for this Sun-climate link for the instrumental record from 1880 to 2002. As well, two non-local, physical aspects of solar radiation-induced modulation of the Chinese SAT record are documented and discussed. We conclude that solar radiation provides demonstrable forcing for Chinese SAT changes on multidecadal to centennial timescales.
Wait — is this about a local Chinese weather event or GLOBAL warming? ;-) Is this even relevant?ReplyDelete
Clearly this is applicable to global warming. The notion that it's ridiculous that energy variations from the sun should affect earth's climate is itself patently ridiculous to any layman, and evidence mounts for a significant connection as one should expect via no more knowledge than common sense.ReplyDelete