100+ Papers – Sun Drives Climate

Proven by thousands of temperature datasets, the earth’s climate fluctuated cyclically in the past, and there’s an overwhelming body of evidence showing a close correlation with solar activity and other powerful natural factors. If the IPCC had truly examined past temperature developments and compared them to solar data, they’d have seen there is something remarkable there.

Yet in the IPCC AR5, Working Group 1 takes only a cursory look at solar activity and its possible impacts on climate in IPCC AR5 before simply dismissing the sun altogether. The Earth’s sole supplier of energy, the sun, and all its dynamism, in fact gets only a couple of pages in a 2200-page report, about 0.1%. That alone is a monumental scandal.

What follows is a list of papers I found in just a few hours that the IPCC should have taken a much closer look at instead of just dismissing. The list of course is not complete.

An excellent resource that really speeded things up was the site:

Popular Technology.net

Popular technology is actually a list of 1100 papers that the IPCC wishes did not exist.

For some of the papers I’ve included links to additional information and some important quotes. Unfortunately I was not able to do this for every paper as time is limited.

Because of this gross negligence/incompetence on the IPCC’s part, the AR5 fifth is at best a woefully incomplete work and thus has reached a faulty conclusion.

123 peer-reviewed papers – ignored!


1. Using data to attribute episodes of warming and cooling in instrumental records, Ka-Kit Tung1 and Jiansong Zhou, 12/2012; “…anthropogenic global warming trends might have been overestimated by a factor of two in the second half of the 20th century.”

2. Discrepancies in tropical upper tropospheric warming between atmospheric circulation models and satellites, Stephen Po-Chedley and Qiang Fu, 10/2012. Read more here.

3. Significant Changes to ENSO Strength and Impacts in the Twenty-First Century: Results from CMIP5, Samantha Stevenson, 09/2012; read more here, “…ENSO amplitude does and does not respond to climate change...”

4.  Secular temperature trends for the southern Rocky Mountains over the last five centuries, Berkelhammer and Stott, 09/2012. “Temperature trends in SW US have been relatively stable over last 5 centuries.”

5. Solar forcing on the ice winter severity index in the western Baltic region, M.C. Leal-Silv et al, 09/2012, read http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/09/05/solar-activity-linked-to-arctic-winter-severity/more here. “…ice winter severity index is strongly modulated by solar activity at the decadal periodicity.”

6. Radiation Budget of the West African Sahel and its Controls: A Perspective from Observations and Global Climate Models, Miller et al, 8/2012, read more here; “… GCMs underestimated the surface LW and SW CRF and predicted near zero SW CRE when the measured values were substantially larger…”

7. Pressure changes in the Arctic from 1801 to 1920 Atmospheric , Przybylak et al, 08/2012; read more here. “…that the atmospheric pressure in early [Arctic] instrumental period [from 1801 to 1920] was not significantly different to that of present day.

8. Orbital forcing of tree-ring data, Esper et al, 07/2012; read hmore here. “…large-scale near-surface air-temperature reconstructions relying on tree-ring data may underestimate pre-instrumental temperatures including warmth during Medieval and Roman times.”

9. Impact of the solar cycle and the QBO on the atmosphere and the ocean, Petrick et al, 07/2012; Read more here. “…it is concluded that comprehensive climate model studies require a middle atmosphere as well as a coupled ocean to investigate and understand natural climate variability.”

10. Marine climatic seasonality during early medieval times (10th to 12th centuries) based on isotopic records in Viking Age shells from Orkney, Scotland, Surge and Barret, 07/2012; read more here . “…conclusion that the early MCA was warmer than the late 20th century by ~ 1 °C.”

11. Investigation of methods for hydroclimatic data homogenization, Steirou, E., and D. Koutsoyiannis, 07/2012; read more here. “…results cast some doubts in the use of homogenization procedures and tend to indicate that the global temperature increase during the last century is between 0.4°C and 0.7°C…”

12. Multi-archive summer temperature reconstruction for the European Alps, AD 1053–1996. Trachsel et al, 07/2012; read more here.

13. A 101 year record of windstorms in the Netherlands. Cusack, 07/2012; read more here.

14. Winter temperature variations over the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River since 1736 AD. Z.-X. Hao et al, 06/2012; read more here .

15. Does the Sun work as a nuclear fusion amplifier of planetary tidal forcing? A proposal for a physical mechanism based on the mass-luminosity relation (PDF), Nicola Scafetta, 06/2012, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volumes 81–82, pp. 27-40.

16. Holocene glacier fluctuations and climate changes in the southeastern part of the Russian Altai (South Siberia) based on a radiocarbon chronology, 06/2012; read more here.

17. A 9170-year record of decadal-to-multi-centennial scale pluvial episodes from the coastal Southwest United States: a role for atmospheric rivers?, Kirby et al, 06/2012; read more here.

18. The Medieval Climate Anomaly in the Iberian Peninsula reconstructed from marine and lake records Moreno et al, 06/2012; “…a persistent positive mode of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) dominated the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA: 900–1300 AD).”

19. Alternative pathway for atmospheric particles growth. Monge et al, 05/2012, Read more here. “…aerosols still pose key uncertainties in the understanding of Earth’s radiative balance {…] major gaps exist in the understanding of the physicochemical pathways that lead to aerosol growth…”

20. Changes in climate variability in Central Europe during the past 250 years 05/2012 read more here.

21. Solar influences on atmospheric circulation,  K. Georgieva et al, 05/2012, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

22. Nile Delta vegetation response to Holocene climate variability, Bernhardt et al, 05/2012; read more here.

23. Tree ring based precipitation reconstruction in the south slope of the middle Qilian Mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, over the last millennium 04/2012, Read more here.

24. Tree ring based precipitation reconstruction in the south slope of the middle Qilian Mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, over the last millennium, Junyan Sun, Yu Liu, 04/2012, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 117

25. Evidence of Suess solar-cycle bursts in subtropical Holocene speleothem δ18O records, 04/2012; read more here.

26. Spring temperature variability relative to the North Atlantic Oscillation and sunspots — A correlation analysis with a Monte Carlo implementation, 04/2012; read more here.

27. Trends in sunspots and North Atlantic sea level pressure, Harry van Loon et al., 04/2012, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 117

28. Assessment of the relationship between the combined solar cycle/ENSO forcings and the tropopause temperature Alfred M. Powell Jr., Jianjun Xu, 03/2012, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 80, pp. 21–27

29. Strong evidence for the influence of solar cycles on a Late Miocene lake system revealed by biotic and abiotic proxies A. K. Kern, Palaeogeography, 03/2012, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volumes 329–330, pp. 124–136

30. Variability of rainfall and temperature (1912–2008) parameters measured from Santa  Maria (29°41′S, 53°48′W) and their connections with ENSO and solar  activity P. H. Rampelotto et al, 03/2012, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 77, pp. 152–160

31. Multi-scale harmonic model for solar and climate cyclical variation throughout the Holocene based on Jupiter–Saturn tidal frequencies plus the 11-year  solar dynamo cycle (PDF), Nicola Scafetta  03/2012, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

32. Bicentennial Decrease of the Total Solar Irradiance Leads to Unbalanced Thermal Budget of the Earth and the Little Ice Age, Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, 02/2012 (PDF)
Applied Physics Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.178-184

33. An ikaite record of late Holocene climate at the Antarctic Peninsula, Lu et al, 02/2012; read more here. “…record qualitatively supports that both the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age extended to the Antarctic Peninsula.

34. Hydroclimate of the northeastern United States is highly sensitive to solar forcing, Nichols et al, 02/2012; read more here. “…Regional moisture balance responds strongly and consistently to solar forcing at centennial to millennial timescales…”

35. The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24 , Solheim et al, 02/2012; read more here. “…25–56% of the temperature increase the last 150 years may be attributed to the Sun.”

36. 9,400 years of cosmic radiation and solar activity from ice cores and tree rings, Steinhilber et al, 02/2012, read more here.

37. High-resolution sea surface reconstructions off Cape Hatteras over the last 10 ka, Cléroux et al, 02/2012; read more here. “The last decade of paleoclimate research has shown that the Holocene is not the stable, climatic event-free period as previously thought: both external and internal (oceanic) forcings have caused major climatic changes.”

38. Variability and extremes of northern Scandinavian summer temperatures over the past two millennia, Esper et al, 01/2012; read more here. “The warmest and coldest reconstructed 30-year periods (AD 21–50 = + 1.05 °C, and AD 1451–80 = − 1.19 °C) differ by more than 2 °C, and the range between the five warmest and coldest reconstructed summers in the context of the past 2000 years is estimated to exceed 5 °C.”

39. Climatic variations over the last 4000 cal yr BP in the western margin of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, reconstructed from pollen data, 01/2012; read more here.

40. Possible evidence of the resonant influence of solar forcing on the climate system. Gusev and Martin, 01/2012; read more here.

41. Solar and volcanic fingerprints in tree-ring chronologies over the past 2000 years, Breitenmoser et al, 2012. “...significant periodicities near the DeVries frequency during the entire past 1500 years, pointing to a solar imprint on global climate.”

42. Bunker Cave stalagmites: an archive for central European Holocene climate variability , J. Fohlmeister, 2012. “…We found cold and dry periods between 9 and 7 ka, 6.5 and 5.5 ka, 4 and 3 ka as well as between 0.7 to 0.2 ka.”

43. Bacterial GDGTs in Holocene sediments and catchment soils of a high Alpine lake: application of the MBT/CBT-paleothermometer, Niemann et al, 2012, read more here. “…Major climate anomalies recorded by the MBT/CBT-paleothermometer are, for instance, the Little Ice Age (~14th to 19th century) and the Medieval Warm Period (MWP, ~9th to 14th century).”


44. Variability of rainfall and temperature (1912–2008) parameters measured from Santa Maria (29°41′S, 53°48′W) and their connections with ENSO and solar activity , Rampelotto et al, 12/2011; read more here. “…study shows that both solar activity fluctuations and internal oceanic cycles played crucial roles on Southern Brazilian climate during the last 100 years and continue to play a role today.

45. A 15,000 year record of vegetation and climate change from a treeline lake in the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, USA, Mensing et al, 12/2011; read more here. “…

46. A possible solar pacemaker for Holocene fluctuations of a salt-marsh in southern Italy, Di Rita, 12/2011; read more here. “…important fluctuations in the extent of the salt-marsh in the coastal Tavoliere plain are related to variations of solar activity.”

47. Testing an astronomically based decadal-scale empirical harmonic climate model versus the IPCC (2007) general circulation climate models , 12/2011; read more here.

48. Solar Activity and Svalbard Temperatures, Solheim et al, 11/2011; read more here. “…models show that 60 per cent of the annual and winter temperature variations are explained by solar activity.

49. Mesospheric temperature trends at mid-latitudes in summer, Berger et al, 11/2011; “…This large cooling is primarily caused by long-term changes of ozone in the upper stratosphere in combination with a CO2 increase.”

50. Variation in surface air temperature of China during the 20th century, Willie Soon, Koushik Dutta, David R. Legates, Victor Velasco, WeiJia Zhang, 10/2011, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 16, pp. 2331-2344.

51. Disturbances with hiatuses in high-latitude coral reef growth during the Holocene: Correlation with millennial-scale global climate change, Hamanaka et al, 10/2011, read more here. “…coral reef growth was interrupted by suborbital millennial-scale global climate change induced by persistent solar activity during the Holocene…”

52. Mid-Holocene variability of the East Asian monsoon based on bulk organic δ13C and C/N records from the Pearl River estuary, southern China , 2011, read about it here.

53. Short term climate variability during “Roman Classical Period” in the eastern Mediterranean, Liang Chen et al, 10/2011; read more here . “…suggests that solar variability might be one of the major forcings of the regional climate.”

54. A shared frequency set between the historical mid-latitude aurora records and the global surface temperature (PDF), Nicola Scafetta, 10/2011,
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

55. Amplitudes, rates, periodicities and causes of temperature variations in the past 2485 years and future trends over the central-eastern Tibetan Plateau, 09/2011, LIU Yu; read more here. “The long-term trends (>1000 a) of temperature were controlled by the millennium-scale cycle, and amplitudes were dominated by multi-century cycles. Moreover, cold intervals corresponded to sunspot minimums. The prediction indicated that the temperature will decrease in the future until to 2068 AD…”

56. Identifying natural contributions to late Holocene climate change , Humlum et al, 09/2011; read more here. “…causes of millennial climate changes remain poorly understood…the role of such recurrent natural climate variations in the future climate development.”

57. The Evolution of the Albufereta Lagoon (Western Mediterranean): Climate Cycles and Sea-Level Changes , Garcia and Morilla, 08/2011; read more here. “…the two periods of most frequent superstorm strikes in the Aigues-Mortes Gulf (AD 455 and 1700-1900) coincide with two of the coldest periods in Europe during the late Holocene…”

58. Temporal derivative of Total Solar Irradiance and anomalous Indian summer  monsoon: An empirical evidence for a Sun–climate connection, Rajesh Agnihotri, Koushik Dutta, Willie Soon, 08/2011, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 13, pp. 1980-1987

59. Evidences for a quasi 60-year North Atlantic Oscillation since 1700 and its meaning for global climate change (PDF), Adriano Mazzarella, Nicola Scafetta, 08/2011,
Theoretical and Applied Climatology

60. Climate patterns in north central China during the last 1800 yr and their possible driving force, Tan et al, 07/2011, read more here. “…Solar activity may be the dominant force that drove the same-phase variations of the temperature and precipitation in north central China.”

61. On the time-varying trend in global-mean surface temperature. Wu et al, 07/2011; Read more here.

62. Multifractal Detrended Cross-Correlation Analysis of Sunspot Numbers and River Flow Fluctuations, Hajian & Movahed, 07/2011; read more here. “…there exists a long-range cross-correlation between the sunspot numbers and the underlying streamflow records.”

63. Holocene hydrological changes in south-western Mediterranean as recorded by lake-level fluctuations at Lago Preola, a coastal lake in southern Sicily, Italy, Magny et al, 06/2011; read more here. “…climate oscillation around 7500 – 7000 cal BP may have resulted from combined effects of a strong rate of change in insolation and of variations in solar activity.”

64. Abrupt Holocene climate change and potential response to solar forcing in western Canada. Gavin et al, 05/2011: read more here. “…possible link between solar minima and El Niño-like conditions that are correlated with warm spring temperature in interior British Columbia.”

65. Temperature prognosis based on long sunspot cycle 23, Solheim et al, 05/2011, read more here. “…We find that for the Norwegian local stations investigated that 30-90% of the temperature increase in this period may be attributed to the Sun. For the average of 60 European stations we find !60% and globally (HadCRUT3) 50%.”

66. Possible impact of interplanetary and interstellar dust fluxes on the Earth’s climate, M. G. Ogurtsov, O. M. Raspopov, 04/2011, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 51, Number 2, pp. 275-283

67. A new approach to the long-term reconstruction of the solar irradiance leads to large historical solar forcing (PDF), A. I. Shapiro et al., 04/2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 529, A67

68. Variations in climate parameters at time intervals from hundreds to tens of  millions of years in the past and its relation to solar activity, O. M. Raspopov et. al., 02/2011, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 2–3, pp. 388–399

69. Natural climatic oscillations driven by solar activity, A. A. Gusev, 02/2011, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 51, Number 1, pp. 131-138

70. Variations in tree ring stable isotope records from northern Finland and their possible connection to solar activity, Maxim Ogurtsov, 02/2011, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 2–3, pp. 383–387

71. New Basic One-Dimensional One-Layer Model Obtains Excellent Agreement with the Observed Earth Temperature, Link et al, 01/2011; read more here.

72. Sun–earth relationship inferred by tree growth rings in conifers from Severiano De Almeida, Southern Brazil
(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 01/2011) – A. Prestes et al.

73. Solar-geomagnetic activity influence on Earth’s climate Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 01/2011) – S. Mufti, G.N. Shah

74. Northern Hemisphere temperature patterns in the last 12 centuries, F. C. Ljungqvist, 2011; “…dominance of negative anomalies is observed from the 16th to 18th centuries […] 20th century warming is within the range of natural variability over the last 12 centuries.”


75. Latitude dependency of solar flare index–temperature relation occuring over  middle and high latitudes of Atlantic–Eurasian region, A. Kilcik et al., 12/2010, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 18, pp. 1379–1386

76. Dynamical Response of the Tropical Pacific Ocean to Solar Forcing During the Early Holocene, Thomas M. Marchitto et al., 12/2010, Science, Volume 330, Number 6009, pp. 1378-1381

77. The Influence of the Atmospheric Transmission for the Solar Radiation and Earth’s Surface Radiation on the Earth’s Climate (PDF), Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Alexander I. Bogoyavlenskii, Sergey I. Khankov, Yevgeniy V. Lapovok, 10/2010, Journal of Geographic Information System, Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 194-200

78. A new reconstruction of temperature variability in the extra-tropical northern hemisphere during the last two milleina, Ljungqvist, 09/2010; “…mean temperatures seem to have reached or exceeded the 1961–1990 mean temperature level during substantial parts of the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period.”

79. Solar forcing of the semi-annual variation of length-of-day, Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al., 08/2010, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 37, Number 15

80. Quantifying and specifying the solar influence on terrestrial surface temperature (PDF), C. de Jager, S. Duhau, B. van Geel, 08/2010, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 13, pp. 926-937

81. Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications (PDF), Nicola Scafetta, 08/2010, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 13, pp. 951-970

82. Difference in the air temperatures between the years of solar activity maximum and minimum and its mechanism, A. I. Laptukhov, V. A. Laptukhov, 06/2010, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 3, pp. 375-382

83. A statistically significant signature of multi-decadal solar activity  changes in atmospheric temperatures at three European stations, Vladimir Kossobokov, Jean-Louis Le Mouel and Vincent Courtillot, 05/2010, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issues 7-8, pp. 595-606

84. Why Hasn’t Earth Warmed as Much as Expected?, Schwartz et al, 05/2010: read more here. “…The observed increase in global mean surface temperature (GMST) over the industrial era is less than 40% of that expected from observed increases in long-lived greenhouse gases…”

85. Solar activity and climatic variability in the time interval from 10 to 250 Ma ago, O. M. Raspopov et al., 04/2010, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 2, pp. 141-152

86. Variations in tree ring stable isotope records from northern Finland and their possible connection to solar activity, Ogurtsov et al, 02/2010; read more here. “…carbon and oxygen stable isotope records reveal variations in the periods around 100, 11 and 3 years. A century scale connection between the 13C/12C record and solar activity is most evident.”

87. Variations in climate parameters at time intervals from hundreds to tens of millions of years in the past and its relation to solar activity , Raspopov et al, 02/2010; read more here. “… analysis of 200-year climatic oscillations in modern times and also data of other researchers referred to above suggest that these climatic oscillations can be attributed to solar forcing.”

88. Possible manifestation of nonlinear effects when solar activity affects climate changes,  M. G. Ogurtsov et al., 02/2010, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 1, pp. 15-20

89. Solar Minima, Earth’s rotation and Little Ice Ages in the past and in the future: The North Atlantic–European case, Nils-Axel Morner, 01/2010, Global and Planetary Change

90. Evolution of seasonal temperature disturbances and solar forcing in the US North Pacific, Vincent Courtillot, Jean-Louis Le Mouel, E. Blanter, M. Shnirman, 01/2010,
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 83–89

91. A solar pattern in the longest temperature series from three stations in Europe, Jean-Louis Le Mouel, Vladimir Kossobokov, Vincent Courtillot, 01/2010, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 62-76


92. Quasisecular cyclicity in the climate of the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere and its possible relation to solar activity variations, M. G. Ogurtsov et al., 12/2009, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Number 7, pp. 1056-1062

93. Long-term solar activity as a controlling factor for global warming in the 20th century, V. A. Dergachev, O. M. Raspopov, 12/2009, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Number 8, pp. 1271-1274

94. Empirical analysis of the solar contribution to global mean air surface temperature change (PDF), Nicola Scafetta, 12/2009, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 17-18, pp. 1916-1923

95. Possible orographic and solar controls of Late Holocene centennial-scale  moisture oscillations in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau (PDF), Cheng Zhao et al., 11/2009, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 21

96. Evidence for Obliquity Forcing of Glacial Termination II, R. N. Drysdale et al., 09/2009, Science, Volume 325, Issue 5947, pp. 1527-1531

97. Evidence for solar forcing in variability of temperatures and pressures in Europe, Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al., 08/2009, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issue 12, pp. 1309-1321

98. Amplifying the Pacific Climate System Response to a Small 11-Year Solar Cycle Forcing (PDF), Gerald A. Meehl et al., 08/2009, Science, Volume 325, Number 5944, pp. 1114-1118

99. Phase-coherent oscillatory modes in solar and geomagnetic activity and climate variability, Milan Palus, Dagmar Novotna, 06/2009, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 8–9, pp. 923–930

100. ARIMA representation for daily solar irradiance and surface air temperature time series (PDF), Olavi Karner, 06/2009, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 8-9, pp. 841-847

101. Tropical Water Vapor and Cloud Feedbacks in Climate Models: A Further Assessment Using Coupled Simulations, Sun et al, 03/2009; read more here. “…underestimating the negative feedback from cloud albedo and overestimating the positive feedback from the greenhouse effect of water vapor over the tropical Pacific during ENSO is a prevalent problem of climate models.

102. ACRIM-gap and TSI trend issue resolved using a surface magnetic flux TSI proxy model (PDF), Nicola Scafetta, Richard C. Willson, 03/2009, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 5

103. Supporting material document for: ACRIM-gap and TSI trend issue resolved using a surface magnetic flux TSI proxy model, Nicola Scafetta, Richard C. Willson, Supplement, 2009 (PDF)

104. Episodes of relative global warming (PDF), C. de Jager, S. Duhau, 02/2009, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp. 194-198

105. Understanding Solar Behaviour and its Influence on Climate, Timo Niroma, 01/2009, Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, pp. 145-159

106. The Sun’s Role in Regulating the Earth’s Climate Dynamics, Richard Mackey, 01/2009, Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, pp. 25-73

107. Sun-Climate Linkage Now Confirmed (PDF), Adriano Mazzarella, 01/2009, Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, pp. 123-130

108. Solar Cycle 24: Expectations and Implications (PDF), David C. Archibald, 01/2009, Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 1-10

109. Earth’s Radiative Equilibrium in the Solar Irradiance (PDF), Martin Hertzberg, 01/2009, Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, pp. 85-95


110. Using the oceans as a calorimeter to quantify the solar radiative forcing (PDF), Nir J. Shaviv, 11/2008, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue A11

111. Solar Forcing of the Stream Flow of a Continental Scale South American River (PDF), Pablo J. D. Mauas et. al., 10/2008, Physical Review Letters, Volume 101, Issue 16

112. Non-linear alignment of El Nino to the 11-yr solar cycle, Warren B. White, Zhengyu Liu, 10/2008, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 35, Number 19

113. A History of Solar Activity over Millennia, Ilya G. Usoskin, 10/2008; read more here. “…New paper: Solar activity at end of 20th century was the highest in 1200 years.”

114. On the relationship between global, hemispheric and latitudinal averaged air surface temperature (GISS time series) and solar activity, Souza Echer et al, 10/2008; read more here.

115. Solar activity and its influence on climate, C. de Jager, 09/2008 (PDF) (Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp. 207–213

116. Solar Forcing of Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, Earth’s Rotation and Climate (PDF), Adriano Mazzarella, 08/2008, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 181-184

117. Evidence for a solar signature in 20th-century temperature data from the USA and Europe (PDF), Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al., 07/2008, Comptes Rendus Geosciences, Volume 340, Issue 7, pp. 421-430

118. Proxy-based reconstructions of hemispheric and global surface temperature variations over the past two millennia, Mann et al, 2008; “…The reconstructed amplitude of change over past centuries is greater than hitherto reported, with somewhat greater Medieval warmth in the Northern Hemisphere, albeit still not reaching recent levels.” (Thanks for the correction, MHB).

119. Impact of variations in solar activity on hydrological decadal patterns in northern Italy,  D. Zanchettin et al., 06/2008, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue D12

120. The influence of the de Vries (not, vert, similar 200-year) solar cycle on  climate variations: Results from the Central Asian Mountains and their  global link (PDF), O. M. Raspopov et al., 03/2008, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 259, Issue 1, pp. 6-16

121. Sun-Climate Complexity Linking (PDF), Bruce J. West, P. Grigolini, 02/2008, Physical Review Letters, Volume 100, Issue 8

122. Temperature variations at Lake Qinghai on decadal scales and the possible relation to solar activities, Hai Xu, Xiaoyan Liu, Zhaohua Hou, 01/2008, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp. 138-144

123. Phenomenological reconstructions of the solar signature in the Northern Hemisphere surface temperature records since 1600 (PDF),  Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West, 11/2007, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D24

Note: The dozens, if not hundreds, of papers prior to 2008 were also ignored by the IPCC.


24 responses to “100+ Papers – Sun Drives Climate”

  1. John

    Just by the titles it seems you are trying to shift the meaning behind the research listed here. I would be interested to see you publish the viewpoint of the authors of your listed research. Perhaps ask if they are even comfortable with their hard work being included in this list.

    Email a few, you owe it to the scientists you are giving a false voice.

  2. Herve D

    The IPCC omerta is still alive and stalls science development. Up to recent pasts scientists were challenging each other’s hypothesis by facts. For a decade they proceed by ad hominem attacks.
    Science is stalled.

  3. Blane Barnes

    I’ve never said that the Sun wasn’t responsible for increases in global temperature changes, in fact I think that from the beginning that the Sun and Planet changes have always effected global temps. What I do call foolish are scientist placing claim on any form a temp change at the cause of man. There is not enough RECORDED facts on global change to place the blame on man and what he does as the cause. If CO2 is cause of higher temperatures on Earth the explain why on the planet Mars that temperatures range from -220 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the CO2 content there is 95.32% CO2. According to what scientist would have use believe the we would expect temperatures on Mars to be greater because of CO2 levels.

    1. James Weidman

      Blaine Barnes, no, we would NOT expect high temperatures on Mars despite the high CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Why? Because the atmosphere there is extremely thin. Good lord, that is so BASIC!

  4. Steve Eveans

    “Garbage in! Garbage out!” Politically corrupted science continues to do more damage than human life as we who are skeptical of human caused global warming are labeled deniers, when the science we have been following since the Clean Air Act was created in the late 1960s is being debunked. There is no doubt that we mess in our own nests, and we can help by cleaning our own living environments, but the Spaceship Earth is still beyond our scientific ability to quantify and qualify. We are so arrogant to think we have that ability and certainty!

    1. Martin Wiedenman

      Good synopsis!

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  7. stephen berliner

    118 is by Michael Mann. Should it be included?

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  9. L Michael Hohmann

    You don’t need any ‘peer reviews’ – you can be your own ‘peer’.
    Since that whole AGW (manmade global warming) fairy-tale amounts to be the world’s biggest political and intellectual fraud according to UN/IPCC spokesmen themselves (e.g. Strong, Schneider, Edenhofer) it is astounding how much Lysenkoist Gleichschaltung is maintained by our whole political classes, the media, and even by science institutions and professional organizations. Even more astounding is all this when the whole IPCC AGW prestidigitation can be shown to be nigh impossible, with nothing more complicated than basic schoolboy arithmetic used with easily available inputs.

    Here is a little homework for anyone to try: As it takes something like 4000 trillion kWh of sunshine every 24 hours to warm the Earth’s to an average of +15degC thanks to the atmosphere – without which the surface temperature would be -15degC (a difference of 30degC), it is only a simple back-of-the-envelope calculation to find how many kWh/day it takes to heat the Earth’s surface by one degree Celsius, result: [X] in kWh/daydegC.

    For the next two decades, a warming of about 0.2°C per decade is projected by the IPCC. Let’s take that for granted, then from there another similar kind of schoolboy calculation will give you how many kWh/day will be provided to warm the atmosphere by whatever it may be that gives that claimed rise of 0.2°C per decade at the surface, result: [Y] in kWh/daydegC.

    Calculate [Y]/[X] and form your own opinion.

  10. David Friedman

    I read the first paper you link to. It is true that its explanation conflicts with the IPCC’s. But it explicitly rejects the claim that solar variation is an important cause of 20th century warming.

    “Solar contribution is found to be minimal for the second half of the 20th century and less than 10% for the first half.”

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  12. John Browne

    The very idea that the SUN has something to do with a warm EARTH is just an incredible revelation! “Solar Forcing” (and other “demands” by the nearby star) are certainly relevant to our current condition. What humans contribute is, by comparison, very little.

    However, the “very little” we provide in other areas do seem to add up. Extinctions are on the rise. The presence of plastic in Very numerous and widespread sampling of oceans shows a presence in 94% of samples gathered… fairly impressive, when one considers that plastic manufacture is a relatively ‘modern’ thing. Burning coal (and other manifestations of “solar-derived compost”) has only been a common human activity for a few centuries, on any kind of measurable scale. While supplies seem almost endless- like the current supply of humans- it isn’t being replenished at a significant rate… unlike the humans.

    Biomass is probably as near-eternal as anything else on earth… and, even if an event such as distant past events that began supplying the atmosphere with oxygen should change earthly bio-situations, there will be a “solar forcing” effect to consider… and account for.

    And, acidifying oceans… what are the records on THAT? I don’t suppose that, at the current rate of change, there will be “shell records” to be used to calculate various historic atmospheric conditions… but there will be Something.

    Whoever pointed out the “fouling the nest” that proceeds apace had it right… and measurements and hypotheses galore still seem to resemble the blind potentates describing the features of the mastodon to their disbelieving colleagues. Warming rising seas, and perhaps an open Arctic, and even greater evaporation and subsequent moisture accumulation upon northern landmasses, and eventual dropping sea levels, and tectonic movements hindered (or encouraged) by the shifting weights upon them, and… continuous sunspot cycles, decadal oscillations, possibly a reversing of the earth’s magnetic field… so MUCH that ‘we’ won’t be seeing in person. But, Lordy-lordy-lord… it’s So important to be RIGHT about what’s going on… while also being oblivious to long-term consequences. O Joy unforeseen… ^..^

    1. T M

      “Extinctions are on the rise. ”

      How many species are there on Earth?

      Since we have no handle on that number, we cannot know whether extinctions are on the rise or diminishing.

      Extinctions on the rise is just another BS ‘feel-good’ idea.

      Ever been to Pittsburgh? It was pretty ugly in 1960, but the people saw what had been done and have cleaned it up. Man is adaptable. Even if I believed in AGW I would be confident it is not a serious or urgent problem because Man is adaptable.

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  17. Steflea Petru

    In conclusion: the temperature on Earth is cyclical alternating hot and cold climates. I have not found an explanation of why safe argued with scientific data. The rest should be pure speculation, and we will not know with certainty what the long-term climate are predicted

  18. Carter

    .1% is clearly 22 pages. That’s a lot of info you didn’t read like all 100 of these papers.

  19. Hebergeur

    In the last 35 years of global warming, the sun has shown a slight cooling trend. Sun and climate have been going in opposite directions.

  20. Hosting

    Over the last 35 years the sun has shown a slight cooling trend. However global temperatures have been increasing. Since the sun and climate are going in opposite directions scientists conclude the sun cannot be the cause of recent global warming.

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