Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hello Sunshine, ctd

Highest solar activity in seven years. Which is to be expected. If you look at the smoothed monthly values, we are tracking the predicted values very well.

We have about three more years of rising solar activity this cycle. It's a modest influence, maybe 0.1C, but if we flip back into El Nino during that time, you'll see some impressive warmth. The fact that GISTEMP recorded the fourth warmest August in the record despite the sun being mid-cycle and the Pacific dipping back into La Nina, is a good indication of the underlying trend.

"My Eye is upon you -- do no wrong!"

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