The Sun plays a crucial role in climate change. A new study conducted by an international team of scientists shows that the impact of the Sun on the climate system is not constant over time. Instead, it has a greater impact when the Earth is cooler. For decades, there has been a lot of discussion as to whether variations in the strength of the Sun have played a role in climate change in the past.
Close correlation between the activity of the Sun and sea temperature
But more and more studies show that the Sun impacts how the climate varies over time. Now researchers led by Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz of Aarhus University have found that, over the last 4,000 years, there has been a correlation between solar activity and ocean surface temperature in summer in the North Atlantic. Researchers did not see any correlation in the preceding period.
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The Earth’s climate has generally been warm since the end of the Last Ice Age about 12,000 years ago. But the climate was not stable during t