The sun has always been the driver of climate and weather, along with the H2O thermostat, possibly to do with ‘magnetic flux ropes’:
There is a solar connection, shown in this post here at WUWT.
Guest essay by Robert Johnson The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are a plasma phenomenon caused by charged particles from the solar wind entering the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Magnetic storms in the ionosphere, which have occasionally damaged satellites in orbit, are also evidence that the Earth’s upper atmosphere is electromagnetically connected to the Sun via the…
Dr David Evan’s new solar model is getting close, which predicts a falsifiable cooling beginning in the next few years at the latest. His research is based around an electro-magnetic notch delay in solar TSI based on the 22 year sunspot cycle.
[…] David’s solar notch delay theory, which predicts cooling, by the way, is doing very well. We’ll be discussing an update and more news on his theory that TSI is a leading indicator (but not a direct cause) of temperature changes on Earth in up and coming posts. Energetic particles, solar winds, changes in radiation and magnetic fields, are all candidates for the force (or forces) that influence Earth’s climate, but are delayed by half a full solar cycle (of ~22 years) from changes in the TSI. Previous problems with Fourier transform approximations have been fixed, and a delay is indeed implied by the notch. […] (Jonova) More:
New telescopes see magnetic flux ropes on Sun (which can’t possibly affect Earths climate)./sarc
A new telescope has peered into the Sun to see solar magnetic flux ropes for the first time. Severe flux rope twists have been described as being like “earthquakes” on the sun, and are linked to eruptions of large solar flares that change magnetic fields, and cause radiation and energetic particles to rain on Earth. […]