Monday, July 16, 2012

Sun spots and temperature

I love data!
Here is an animation showing the evolution of global temperature and the number of sunspots over the last 129 years.

And in case it doesn't display right, here's the final frame of the animation:
And in case it isn't obvious what I think these data show, the message I get from them is that there is no obvious or strong association at all between sunspot numbers and global temperatures.
(Thanks to Iain Murray for free-software help.)