This graph shows the relationship between the motion of the planets, the length of Earth’s day, and the changes in global temperature.
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The Red curve shows HADcruV3 global temperature. I’ve detrended this to something more reasonable than the treasonable nonsense Phil Jones has left us with.
The Green Curve is the distance between the solar system’s centre of mass and the solar equatorial plane in the vertical ‘z’ axis. This distance is determined by the changing disposition of the planets in the solar system over time. Extra info added: The data is smoothed over 24 years (Two Jupiter orbits) and retarded 30 years. This is indicative of the inertia involved in the LOD variation lagging behind the combined effect of the gas giants motion.
The Blue curve shows changes in the Earth’s length of day in milliseconds. This has been detrended. This has been done to separate the effect of planetary motion from longer term cylicities which may affect LOD.
So, the multi-billion dollar question is:
What underlying physical principles connect these three phenomena?
Gravity? Magnetism? Resonant feedback between celestial bodies?
Answers on a postcard, or just post below with your thoughts.