Saturday, January 29, 2011

Looking at Global Warming via Alaska Midges

Here's how global warming looks if you are midge living in Moose Lake (61°22.45′N, 143°35.93′W) in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve of south-central Alaska (USA). The graph lets time run from right-to-left. You notice that it was much warmer in the RWP (Roman Warm Period) and the MWP (Medieval Warm Period) than it is now. This puts the lie to the doom-and-gloom crowd who sell the idea that we are into "unprecedented" runaway global warming that will destroy all life as we know it:

The above is from an article posted on the Watt's Up With That? blog and is a quick overview of an academic paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews. The authors state as part of their conclusion:
Within the limit of chronological uncertainties, some (but not all) of these cooling events at Moose Lake coincide with periods of reduced solar irradiance, such as the solar minima centered on the middle and late LIA [Little Ice Age] (250 and 100 cal BP [before present]), 1400 cal BP, and 3400 cal BP (Steinhilber et al., 2009).
But they refuse to extend this to make conclusions about "anthropogenic global warming". Yep, it is a career-killer if you go against the gospel that CO2 is cooking the planet. Only if you are a retired scientist or a non-academic can you dare go against the enforced "consensus" of global warming. Hopefully, someday soon the fanatics will lost control over "the science" and real science will again blossom in the field of climate science.

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