New paper finds climate responds to short & long-term changes in solar activity — Published in The Holocene
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Study 'finds a significant link between solar activity & climate over past 1000 years. According to the authors, 'Our results suggest that the climate responds to both the 11 yr solar cycle and to long-term changes in solar activity and in particular solar minima.' The authors also find 'a link between the 11 yr solar cycle and summer precipitation variability since around 1960'
‘…and that ‘Solar minima are in this period associated with minima in summer precipitation, whereas the amount of summer precipitation increases during periods with higher solar activity.’