Dan McHale says:
my use of local meant Climate is primarily limited to direct effects of what happens at this planet, rather than Rogs contention that our climate is being heavily influenced by outside cosmic events, like alignment of our other planets or the influx of cosmic rays
Or even, perhaps, that frackin' huge lump of yellow glowing stuff which possesses 98% of the mass of the solar system (though only 2% of its angular momentum) called the SUN?
Y'know Dan, that Huge object 93,000,000 miles away that dumps about a kilowatt of energy on every midday square metre below it on Earth?
The thing that NASA calls "our variable star"???
There are a few numpties around who need a good whack with the clue bat.