Monsoon Vagaries

6 May 2010

At May 5th ... Nigel Calder takes up the article on blips in monsoons in recent history (see earlier post in In the News) that includes some severe famines in India, China, and SE Asia (as previously noted). What he adds to the story are solar influences on the monsoons, based on The Chilling Stars hypothesis. In this post, we have 'Maps of Monsoon History' but see also which is interesting as consensus at the moment is that El Nino's are responsible for divergences in monsoon rainfall patterns. In fact, El Nino's are responsible for all sorts of climatic anomalies it is thought - but are they?