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Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study
The Register ^ | 10th July 2012 11:44 GMT | Lewis Page

Posted on 07/10/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Americans sweltering in the recent record-breaking heatwave may not believe it - but it seems that our ancestors suffered through much hotter summers in times gone by, several of them within the last 2,000 years.

Reconstruction of past climate. Credit: Insititute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Phew, what a scorcher, Marcus. Let's get in the frigidarium

A new study measuring temperatures over the past two millennia has concluded that in fact the temperatures seen in the last decade are far from being the hottest in history.

A large team of scientists making a comprehensive study of data from tree rings say that in fact global temperatures have been on a falling trend for the past 2,000 years and they have often been noticeably higher than they are today - despite the absence of any significant amounts of human-released carbon dioxide in the atmosphere back then.

"We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low," says Professor-Doktor Jan Esper of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, one of the scientists leading the study. "Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy."

They certainly are, as it is a central plank of climate policy worldwide that the current temperatures are the highest ever seen for many millennia, and that this results from rising levels of atmospheric CO2 emitted by human activities such as industry, transport etc.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; treerings

1 posted on 07/10/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does this mean that polar bears went extinct 2,000 years ago? I guess they got better.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 2:56:06 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...
Related thread:

This is what global cooling really looks like – new tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling

3 posted on 07/10/2012 2:56:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s summer.
It’s supposed to be hot.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 2:57:32 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Pollster1
Polar bears are taking over the world.....the Islamists will have competition.
5 posted on 07/10/2012 2:59:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah, those rape-the-mother-earth a$$wipes drove to work every day in their SUVs and never recycled...used f-in’ coal plants for electricity too.

Roman pigs.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The vanished vintners of the Imperial Province of Britannia agree. All hail mead and beer!


7 posted on 07/10/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve been asked a few times if I believe in global warming. My answer is something like “of course, the globe has warmed and cooled in accordance with natural cycles several times within recorded history.”

Then I find out they really mean anthropogenic warming, which they often think is the same thing but is in reality an entirely different proposition.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’d take a polar bear over Islamists any day.

“You see Wasiq? By the grace of Allah this fat stupid creature is, is, er, Wasiq? WASIQ?! COME BACK HERAAAGGGGhhhhHGhhhhhhUGggggggHHHHHhhhhhggggaaaaa”


9 posted on 07/10/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: gzzimlich

The article states the new study concluded it was much warmer during the roman times, However, it goes on the say the IPCC so called scientists did not take this view. No kidding, it basically craps all over their phoney AGW/IPCC CO2 money grabbing scam, what else would these frauds say.


10 posted on 07/10/2012 3:25:36 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t remember it being that hot back then, therefore it was not that hot back then. Only what we remember and experience now has any relevance, thus if it is hotter this year than last year, it is due to global warming. That the earth has been hotter in the past and colder in the past, that is historically irrelevant. The only thing that counts is NOW, not then.

thus the lack of historical perspective leads to panic and people following the latest craze, fad, and huckster.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Top story on ABC News tonight.

The global warming, weather, possible tipping point ... New Orleans and Florida will soon be under water ... we have to fix it now.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 3:34:51 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: gzzimlich
Then I find out they really mean anthropogenic warming, which they often think is the same thing but is in reality an entirely different proposition.

But you possibly overlook the fact that Leftist strategists deliberately "frame" discussions so only their propaganda is heard. Marxist linguistics experts from America's universities have been helping them mold public opinion for years.

Check this out -- experts like Lakoff have been manipulating language for Progressive purposes, using "1984" as a textbook instead of a lesson in what not to do: The Little Blue Book

13 posted on 07/10/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ernest, thank you for your informative posts in general but especially for these AGW posts.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 3:45:58 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Scott from the Left Coast; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Yeah, those rape-the-mother-earth a$$wipes drove to work every day in their SUVs and never recycled...used f-in’ coal plants for electricity too. Roman pigs."

ROLF! I almost spewed my mouth full of coffee unto the monitor screen on that one. heh heh.
15 posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:05 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Still...miniskirts for men?

No way.

Don't care how hot it is.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 4:08:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Paging Algore

“HE BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY!!!! HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS !!!!”

Fat Bastard can’t even read a freaking thermometer

TT


17 posted on 07/10/2012 4:21:50 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Winstons Julia
New Orleans and Florida will soon be under water ... we have to fix it now.

Blow the levees!
I, for one, welcome our new dolphin overlords!

18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:04:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 5:14:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Ernest.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 5:22:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BenLurkin
Still...miniskirts for men? No way. Don't care how hot it is.

I think you have to post at www.fabulousrepublic.com if you dress like that.

Of course, summer weight kilts are still fine.

21 posted on 07/10/2012 6:24:29 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner
if you dress like that.

No thanks.

22 posted on 07/10/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TexasTransplant
“HE BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY!!!! HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS !!!!”

Keep that in mind, should Romney be elected, because you'll hear it.

Obama               Romney
  |                    |
  |                    |
  |                    |
  |                    |
 Marxist             Fabian
 Socialist           Socialist
  \                    /
   \                  /
    \                /
     \              /
      \            /
       \          /
        IMPLEMENTS
         SOCIALISM

23 posted on 07/10/2012 7:13:26 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh no, I know for a fact that high temps lead to complete disaster. Al Gore told me that. And since the temps were higher 2000 years ago, the earth burned to a crisp, and we’re all dead. So there. (smirk)


24 posted on 07/10/2012 8:46:17 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Don’t forget that the temperature inside the earth just a couple of years ago was, “several million degrees,” according to Al Gore.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 4:00:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin

Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

26 posted on 07/11/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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