Yesterday I highlighted the paper The extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere temperature in the last two millennia: reconstructions of low-frequency variability, by B Christiansen of the Danish Meteorological Institute and F C Ljungqvist of Stockholm University which showed that using a multitude of proxy samples in the norther hemisphere, that:
“The level of warmth during the peak of the MWP (Medieval Warm Period) in the second half of the 10th century, equaling or slightly exceeding the mid-20th century warming, is in agreement with the results from other more recent large-scale multi-proxy temperature reconstructions.”
Now another paper, by Esper et al published in the Journal of Global and Planetary Change, shows that not only was the summers of the MWP equal or greater than our current warmth, but that the summers of the Roman Warm Period of 2000 years ago were significantly warmer than today.
The record provides evidence for substantial warmth during Roman and Medieval times, larger in extent and longer in duration than 20th century warmth.
Oh, my. I anticipate major lefty butt-hurt... along with cries for their binkies.
The United Nations' global warming bunko scam is unraveling day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Climategate, Climategate II, the IPCC's own data, and simple common sense demonstrate the falsity of "global warming".
Or are they calling it "climate change" now? I forget.
The Roman Period and the Medieval Period? I think I have this figured out: Global Warming is caused by outbreaks of Christianity!
That's why everything's cooling now.
Nope. 1960 is not = now.
The article specifically states that temperatures were comparable between the medieval era and 1880-1960. Sorry, no smoking gun. To quote Ljungqvist from his previous research in 2010:
“Since AD 1990, though, average temperatures in the extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere exceed those of any other warm decades the last two millennia, even the peak of the Medieval Warm Period”
Better luck next time.
Direct quote from the study abstract:
"The two-millennia long reconstruction
shows a well defined Medieval Warm Period, with a peak warming
ca. 950-1050AD reaching 0.6°C relative to the reference period
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