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About that global warming thing...

Only 9,099 Of Last 10,500 Years Warmer Than 2010

On Watts Up With That?, Dr. Don J. Easterbrook notes the attention 2010 is getting as a contender for the warmest year of the century. And then he calms everyone down:

Another graph of temperatures from the Greenland ice core for the past 10,000 years is shown in Figure 5. It shows essentially the same temperatures as Cuffy and Clow (1997) but with somewhat greater detail.  What both of these temperature curves show is that virtually all of the past 10,000 years has been warmer than the present.

Figure 5. Temperatures over the past 10,000 years recorded in the GISP2 Greenland ice core

So where do the 1934/1998/2010 warm years rank in the long-term list of warm years? Of the past 10,500 years, 9,100 were warmer than 1934/1998/2010.  Thus, regardless of which year ( 1934, 1998, or 2010) turns out to be the warmest of the past century, that year will rank number 9,099 in the long-term list.

The climate has been warming slowly since the Little Ice Age (Fig. 5), but it has quite a ways to go yet before reaching the temperature levels that persisted for nearly all of the past 10,500 years.

Damn that global warming!  Is there NOTHING it can't do?


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This chart makes it clear: ... (Below threshold)
Edward Sisson:

This chart makes it clear: the Minoans, and then the Romans, were responsible for the most extreme man-made global warming moments in history. Curse them! Now lets see, how much oil were they burning ..... ?

If these environmentalist e... (Below threshold)

If these environmentalist extremists would only off themselves for the good of the planet.

My grandlings have grow... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

My grandlings have grown into their twenties fearing and fretting the horrors of global warming and that is one of my most serious hatreds of the theory and it's votaries. My greatest pleasure and satisfaction is that...the liberal left own it lock, stock and barrel. Oh, and that picture early this week of the half naked Canadian ice-fisherman enjoying the sun, that was taken here last July. Warming planet my fundament!

Seems to me it is quite obv... (Below threshold)

Seems to me it is quite obvious that the global warming crowd has decided to ignore the truth about global warming! Sooooo inconvenient, isn't it?

Global warming is to realit... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Global warming is to reality what leftism is to common sense.

It seems even the leftards ... (Below threshold)

It seems even the leftards wont defend Global Warming any more.

To make things more interesting, Ill defend it for them using the lefts most popular arguments in favor of global warming.

1. Weather isn't climate!
2. Shut up - That's why!

When talking Al gore, real ... (Below threshold)

When talking Al gore, real facts need not apply.

Wait, wait. It isn't "globa... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Wait, wait. It isn't "global warming," wingnuts. Now it's "climate change." That way liberals are covered regardless of what happens, even if that's nothing out of the ordinary. ("But...but...climate nondescriptness is the very worst case of all! Can't you see? In response we have to do something utterly futile, unnecessary, and pointless, and we're just the people to do it. It's for the children! It's for the polar bears! Hell, it's for the polar bears' children!" /liberal)

We were concerned about "cl... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

We were concerned about "climate change" when I was a small boy growing up in the rural South.

Back then, we called it "the weather."

"Damn that global warming! ... (Below threshold)

"Damn that global warming! Is there NOTHING it can't do?"

Yes. It cannot get Algore elected.

If it's hot, it's because o... (Below threshold)

If it's hot, it's because of global warming.

If it's cold, it's because of global warming.

If there is too much snow, it's because of global warming.

If there is not enough snow, it's because of global warming.

If there are more than the usual number of hurricanes, it's because of global warming.

If there are less than the usual number of hurricanes, it's because of global warming.

If Wisconsin wins the Rose Bowl, it's because of global warming.

If TCU wins the Rose Bowl, it's because of global warming.






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