Usually it's the other side that rehashes news and calls it new just to keep the Tragedy of Climate in your face. Us anti-science global deniers did it this time, calling a study from a year ago "new". Still, it's info that should be in the mix. And you know it didn't get much play the first time around:
Some researchers believe that the solar cycle influences global climate changes. They attribute recent warming trends to cyclic variation. Skeptics, though, argue that there's little hard evidence of a solar hand in recent climate changes.
Now, a new research report from a surprising source may help to lay this skepticism to rest. A study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland looking at climate data over the past century has concluded that solar variation has made a significant impact on the Earth's climate. The report concludes that evidence for climate changes based on solar radiation can be traced back as far as the Industrial Revolution.