Skip to comments.Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study
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.
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 ...
Does this mean that polar bears went extinct 2,000 years ago? I guess they got better.
It’s supposed to be hot.
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.
The vanished vintners of the Imperial Province of Britannia agree. All hail mead and beer!
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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
Ernest, thank you for your informative posts in general but especially for these AGW posts.
Don't care how hot it is.
“HE BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY!!!! HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS !!!!”
Fat Bastard can’t even read a freaking thermometer
Blow the levees!
I, for one, welcome our new dolphin overlords!
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I think you have to post at www.fabulousrepublic.com if you dress like that.
Of course, summer weight kilts are still fine.
Keep that in mind, should Romney be elected, because you'll hear it.
Obama Romney | | | | | | | | Marxist Fabian Socialist Socialist \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / IMPLEMENTS SOCIALISM
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)
Don’t forget that the temperature inside the earth just a couple of years ago was, “several million degrees,” according to Al Gore.
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?