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Now, new research may have provided just that evidence, with data demonstrating that solar variations have had major effects on the earth's climate as recent as 2,000 years ago. The research, conducted by a team of scientists from the Universities of Ohio, Minnesota, and Texas at Arlington, confirms that, during periods when the earth received less solar radiation, the Atlantic Ocean cooled, rainfall levels dropped, and North America experienced periods of intense drought.
Seven such events were detected, occurring once every 1,500 years, a period that matches the so-called "Bond Events" cycle of solar variation.
According to the study's lead author, Greg Springer, the correspondence provides "convincing evidence" of a solar effect on North American climate. "This really nails down the idea of solar influence on continental drought," said Springer.
Springer tells DailyTech that the results "certainly lends support" to global warming skeptics. However, he himself is not sure that the recent level of variance is enough to explain all the warming the Earth has undergone in the past 100 years.