Chinese-British Peer-Reviewed Paper Shows Holocene Dry-Wet Oscillations “Most Likely In Response To Solar Activity”

The number of papers appearing recently showing that the sun has a major impact on the Earth’s climate is truly baffling. After all how could a twinkly little star 150 million kilometers away, separated from the Earth by empty space, possibly impact our climate?

Everyone knows that trace gas CO2 drives climate 95%, that it’s the Earth’s climate-control knob, and that those who don’t believe it are like malicious Holocaust deniers, see here and here.

Also “Holocaust-like deniers” are a Chinese-British team of scientists led by Fengling Yu. They actually had the temerity to publish a skeptic paper in the journal The Holocene. The paper’s title: Mid-Holocene variability of the East Asian monsoon based on bulk organic δ13C and C/N records from the Pearl River estuary, southern China. Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne website.

According to the paper’s abstract, the Chinese-British team reconstructed “the mid-Holocene EAM history from the Pearl River estuary, southern China, using bulk organic carbon isotopes (δ13C), total carbon to total nitrogen (C/N) ratios and total organic carbon (TOC) concentration.”

From the results they conclude (emphasis added):

Results suggest a general decreasing trend in monsoonal precipitation from 6650 to 2150 cal. yr BP because of the weakening Northern Hemisphere insolation most likely related to the current precession circle. Superimposed on this trend are apparent dry–wet oscillations at centennial to millennial timescales most likely in response to solar activity.”

Geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning and chemist Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt comment at their Die kalte Sonne website:

Especially the cold phases of the North Atlantic described by Gerard Bond were represented by distinct dry periods in the investigated core from southern China. Fengling Yu and colleagues concluded that the largest part of the observed climatic fluctuations in their study can be explained by changes in solar activity.

The authors also gave thought to how the the sun has an impact on on climate. Presented are the two most important solar amplification models via UV and cosmic radiation. With respect to impact on monsoons, the scientists speculate that the solar-dependent temperature changes influence the strength of Siberian highs. During phases of strong solar activity the Siberian highs were more intense, which led to stronger winter monsoons with reduced precipitation.

Many of the solar-synchronous climate cycles documented in the study are well-known from Chinese history. During the warm and stable wet phase of 7200 to 6000 years before present, the Neolithic Yangshao culture of the Yellow River as well as the Majiabang culture at the lower Yangtze level reached its zenith. The sudden cold phase 4000 years ago led to the failure of the Longshan and Liangzhu cultures in eastern China.”

So there we have it: yet another relatively new study showing the sun is the main driver and that human cultures flourish in warm phases and fail when it turns cold.

But be careful! Believing that hard science will get you accused of behaving like a Holocaust denier by the intolerant, oppressive CO2 zealots, a.k.a. frustrated scientists fully exhausted of scientific argument.

Yet, if one gives even just an ounce of thought to what Micha Tomkiewicz asserts, then you can only reach the conclusion that he’s got some loose bolts rattling around upstairs.

He is obviously totally clueless to how insulting and offensive he is being to researchers like Fengling Yu et al who are solely doing honest science. Tomkiewicz is a sad case that warrants only our deepest pity.

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Update: And yet another NEW study! Hat-tip: reader Roger L.

 

18 responses to “Chinese-British Peer-Reviewed Paper Shows Holocene Dry-Wet Oscillations “Most Likely In Response To Solar Activity””

  1. Roger L.
  2. Roger L.

    Pierre, the article is already mentioned on Kalte Sonne .. did not see it there before .. i got the full paper two days ago by mail.
    http://www.kaltesonne.de/?p=3254

  3. SpaceScience

    The original paper of Fengling Yu

    “Mid-Holocene variability of the East Asian monsoon based on bulk organic δ13C and C/N records from the Pearl River estuary, southern China”

    http://hol.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/10/11/0959683611417740.full.pdf+html

    [Yes, and it continues: “Results suggest a general decreasing trend in monsoonal precipitation from 6650 to 2150 cal. yr BP because of the weakening Northern Hemisphere insolation most likely related to the current precession circle. Superimposed on this trend are apparent dry–wet oscillations at centennial to millennial timescales most likely in response to solar activity.” -PG]

    1. SpaceScience

      PG, i’ve got quickly through the paper, can you please show me, where this paper exactly contradicts GW theory ?

      1. DirkH

        How does one “contradict the GW theory”? Has it risen to the status of a scientific theory yet? If so, it should make predictions. Are the IPCC projections predictions? If so: they have already failed, as the current temperatures are below the predicted ones for the real emissions scenario.

        So come up with a new theory or leave the field.

      2. DirkH

        And more failure of the “Global Warming theory”, if one wants to call it that.
        Models fail to hindcast past climate on local, regional and global level:
        http://joannenova.com.au/2012/05/we-cant-predict-the-climate-on-a-local-regional-or-continental-scale/

        Of course, the Global Warming-Industrial Complex will ignore this; they have in the past. Which tells me that what they are doing is not science.

  4. DirkH

    The Local: Snow in the Black Forest and elsewhere; photo
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120516-42589.html
    (not entirely uncommon during this time of year, we currently have the “Eisheiligen” – “ice saints”, some May nights in which frost does happen. )

    1. Casper

      It was a day of the Cold Sophie – Tag der kalten Sophie
      The same thing happened in Zakopane and Tatra Mountain last night. The temperature in country doesn’t exceed 13°C, and in the mountain it was snowing at freezing point. It’s a cold-rain and windy weather, typical for November, however.
      http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/kat,1342,title,Na-Podhale-nawet-wrocila-zima-prognoza-pogody,wid,14492710,wiadomosc.html

  5. DirkH

    Merkel ditches environment minister Röttgen after sending him to Kamikaze mission in NRW poll, where he got routed. Successor is Altmaier, tasked with completing the Energiewende.
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/uk-germany-minister-idUKBRE84F0PK20120516

    Impossible to say at the moment whether this signals a return to sanity in the energy politics or a continuation of the destabilizing trends of the past.