While Cycles Research Institute does not maintain any particular position on climate change, we do believe that cycles studies can help significantly in determining what proportion of climate change is attributable to humans. To this end it is important that the data that we use is free from bias. Climate Audit is a site that has a strong emphasis (as the name suggests) on getting the base data right.
The site also has a number of cycles related posts, and a list of some of these is presented here for your information:
- Ice Age CO2 Cycles discusses the problem that, although it is known that colder water holds more CO2, the difference is not great enough to explain CO2 variations over ice age cycles.
- Inconvenient Graphic discusses the problem of determining the relationship of Milankovitch variables to actual inter-glacial periods. Also is skeptical of an IPCC statement that the present inter-glacial would last another 30,000 years even without human factors.
- Holgate on Sea Level compares the rate of change of sea level to the 11 year sunspot cycle and finds it very similar.
- Geological Perspective #2 looks at the coming and going of the type of climate that produces ice ages.
- Swindle and Inconvenient Divergence is about the contention that sunspot cycle length and global temperature are correlated, and recent departures from that relationship.
- Alexander et al 2007 is a brief link to a paper “Linkages between solar activity, climate predictability and water resource development” which shows that sunspots with alternate cycles reversed (i.e. taking account of N-S solar reversals) is related to climate.
Search more “cycles” posts at Climate Audit, noting that many cycles mentions are in the comments.