Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More climate graphs and stuff

This is from The Register, a UK paper that seems skeptical enough about the notion of a climate apolalypse that it has a category called "Thermageddon".
The cosmic ray effect - a factor of the background CBR bombardment itself, and the relative strength of the earth and the Sun's magnetic shields - shows a strong correlation between temperature, CBR and is extraordinary.
In addition, "deep freezes" in the Earth's temperatures have coincided with short-lived but intense bursts of cosmic ray activity. Modulation is thought to reflect the Sun's passage through spiral arms of the Milky Way, and also the Sun's oscillation in relation to the plane of the galaxy. The Sun bobs up and down 2.7 times per orbit.

And here's the correlation into deep time, with CO2 as a comparison.

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