Solar Irradiance Decoupled From Global Temperature in 1960by Tommy on 1/10/2012
Evidence of recent causal decoupling between solar radiation and global temperature, Antonello Pasini, Umberto Triacca and Alessandro Attanasio, Environmental Research Letters
Volume 7, Number 2, 4 September 2012
The Sun has surely been a major external forcing to the climate system throughout the Holocene. Nevertheless, opposite trends in solar radiation and temperatures have been empirically identified in the last few decades. Here, by means of an inferential method—the Granger causality analysis—we analyze this situation and, for the first time, show that an evident causal decoupling between total solar irradiance and global temperature has appeared since the 1960s.