Tuesday, May 15, 2012
New paper finds up to 72% of temperature increase over past 150 years due to the Sun
A paper published today in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics finds that up to 72% of the temperature increase over the last 150 years can be explained by the length of solar cycles, and that ocean currents may act to reinforce solar influences on climate. The paper predicts the long current sunspot cycle will result in "lower temperatures during the next [solar] cycle" with a "1 °C or more temperature drop predicted 2009–2020 for certain locations."
Posted by MS at 3:25 PM