Paper finds El Niño acts as mediator of the solar influence on climate — Published in Paleoceanography

By: - Climate DepotFebruary 1, 2013 11:43 AM

‘Overall, the sea surface temperature response is of the magnitude required, and is persistent enough, to induce important climatic perturbations worldwide. The results suggest that ENSO may plausibly have acted as a mediator between the Sun and the Earth’s climate.’ In addition, the authors show that solar activity was at the highest levels of the past 10,000 years during the 20th century