Skip to comments.Arctic current warmer than for 2,000 years: study
Posted on 01/28/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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The summer water temperatures, reconstructed from the makeup of tiny organisms buried in sediments in the Fram strait, have risen from an average 5.2 degrees Celsius (41.36F) from 1890-2007 and about 3.4C (38.12F) in the previous 1,900 years.
tiny organisms buried in sediment?
And just what type of high-tech thermometers were they using 2,000 years ago to establish that benchmark temp?
...then the Ice Age is really coming to a close?
Glad to see their past performance isn't hindering future predictions...
Globull warmers - contemporary versions of the 1800-1900 "world is coming to an end" doomsayers.
Open water in the Arctic can cause excessive snow in Canada and Russia. This is one of the scenarios for the start of an ice age.
This is propaganda not science - It’s the coldest winter in over a decade throughout the northern Hemisphere.
Thanks for the laugh, guy.
“The summer water temperatures, reconstructed from the makeup of tiny organisms buried in sediments in the Fram strait”
This can only construct postulated temperatures, not actual temperatures as they were and the difference between the accuracy of those postulates and the actual temperatures can be as great as the 0.8 degree difference claimed to have occurred in the last 2,000 years.
Indeed, tell us more about those Viking deep sea thermometers...
You beat me to it.
I suspect they are using plankton deposits in sediment.
Apparently, very, very small ones. Those tiny organisms couldn't carry a big one.
In 2006, Al Gore said on Oprah, “Beijing will be underwater in fifteen years.” Please, Freepers, let's keep reminding people about this.
Look here for more scientific debate on this “discovery”
These morons will never give up.
“We found that modern Fram Strait water temperatures are well outside the natural bounds,”
So, their “natural bounds” are found only in the last 2,000 years?? Major actual climate change cycles occur within a 2,000 year range, not over a greater range?
The term “natural bonds” in this context is evidence of a lack of scientific rigor as well as a lack of honesty. It goes with writing about science to fit a political agenda.
Where is Al Gore and his current squeeze these days?
Yeah I was wondering where they got a precise measurement of ocean currents flowing to the arctic during the Roman Empire and medieval periods.
This is good news, indeed. With the cold winter this year and the heavy New England snows I have been worried about a new Ice Age. The thought of all the Democrats up north fleeing from the mile thick ice sheet and moving down here to the south is a frightening prospect.
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