Its been obvious for quite a while that there is no trend in solar to explain climate trends; this is the bleedin’ obvious but Lockwood managed to get a paper out of it a while back. Of course neither paper nor data will affect the wild-eyed fringe, as Piers Corbyn demonstrates by tilting at windmills in the Grauniad letters page.
Corbyn also doesn’t undertand the difference between weather and climate, but is bold enough to use his technique to make predictions, such as there will be periods of major thunderstorms, hail and further flooding in Britain, most notably July 22-26, August 5-9 and August 18-23. I can’t remember 22-26, but since the letter was published on the 24th thats not impressive long-term prediction. 5-9th was a bust, obviously, and as for 22-26th we shall see.
[I see that Keith Shine has already refuted PC’s nonsense; and someone else points out that his prediction is already wrong]