“A clear correlation can be seen.”
“Researchers at Aarhus University can now show that solar activity and the impact of volcanic eruptions have led this dance during the last two centuries, says this article in Science Daily.
“During the last approximately 250 years — since the period known as the Little Ice Age — a clear correlation can be seen where the external forces, i.e. the Sun’s energy cycle and the impact of volcanic eruptions, are accompanied by a corresponding temperature fluctuation with a time lag of about five years,” the researchers found.
“An interesting new theory among solar researchers and meteorologists is that the Sun can control climate variations via the very large variations in UV radiation, which are partly seen in connection with changes in sunspot activity during the Sun’s eleven-year cycle.”
Thanks to Marcus Muraca for this link
“The sun regulates more than we have been told,” says Marcus. “I believe this article adds proof to the statement.”
“Although the article doesn’t mention it, I feel the Sun has an effect on the Pacific oscillation and may influence El Nino and La Nina patterns as well. Meanwhile, there are 40 volcanoes erupting today, while 6 months ago, there were only 30. Does the Sun influence volcanoes as well?”