Followers of this blog will remember (if your memory is better than mine) earlier posts where I proposed that climate variation is a function of interacting natural climate cycles, resulting in amplified or reduced climate change over time.
Here is a paper that confirms my proposition and expands it to include, well, just about everything!
“Studies on continuously improving records of geological, biological, and astronomical events and processes led to increased awareness of common cycles in the records. Here we enhance the analytical scope of earlier discoveries by showing that most of these cycles occur in unison, as a harmonic series. Furthermore, we consider them universal because extra-terrestrial cycles involving quasar and star formation exhibit comparable periods to terrestrial cycles involving volcanism, extinction patterns, and genetic development. The cycles oscillate in multiples of three, cascading into a period-tripled set of cycles. We provide one equation combining the characteristics of 32 theoretical cycles, with periods ranging from 57.3 years to 1.64 billion years. Our statistical tests show that the astronomical and geological cycles are phase-locked synchronously, while the biological cycles lag. This synchrony suggests a common astronomical cause for geological and biological cycles. Along with the synchrony, the extensiveness of the observed period-tripling indicates that self-similar patterns develop at a universal scale. This suggests that divisible matter is distributed fractally throughout the universe, as postulated by fractal cosmologies, bifurcation theory, and chaos theory.”