Paper shows solar activity at end of 20th century was near highest levels of past 11,500 years — Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 2, 2013 9:59 AM

Multiple peer-reviewed publications have shown that small changes in solar activity can have greatly amplified effects upon climate via a variety of mechanisms, including:

1. Galactic cosmic rays/clouds

2. Ocean oscillations, which have been shown in multiple studies to be driven by solar activityhttp://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=solar+ocean+oscillations

3. Global brightening following the ice age scare of the 1970′s, due to decreased aerosols/clouds noted in multiple studies around the globehttp://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=solar

4. Effects on ozone production from large changes in solar UV within and between solar cycles, which has large secondary effects on surface temperaturehttp://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ozone&max-results=20&by-date=false

5. Forcing due to changes in length of day