Climate Change Greatly Influenced by Solar Activity, Study Finds

March 2, 2015 12:11 PM

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Scientists found that the Sun may have a greater impact on climate change than we had previously expected. According to the new findings, solar activity influenced weather on our planet for thousands of years, but the most notable contribution was recorded over cooler periods such as the last 4,000 years.

The new study revealed that during the last four millennia there was a close link between intense solar activity and spikes in sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic region. Scientists explained that 12,000 years ago, when the Ice Age was officially over, climate started to warm up and conti...

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