Yet another nail in the coffin of the climate astrologers, who we all know will fail to answer with science but instead will stick with their own cult like dogma while attacking the messenger and demonizing those who wrote the paper
(The Hockey Schtick) A paper titled “Global Warming: A Geological Perspective,” published in Environmental Geosciences, and summarized below in Arizona Geology, should be required reading for all climate scientists. The paper notes that if
“the temperature increase during the past 130 years reflects recovery from the Little Ice Age, it is not unreasonable to expect the temperature to rise another 2 to 2.5 degrees Celsius to a level comparable to that of the Medieval Warm Period about 800 years ago”
“Climatic changes measured during the last 100 years are not unique or even unusual when compared with the frequency, rate, and magnitude of changes that have taken place since the beginning of the Holocene Epoch. Recent fluctuations in temperature, both upward and downward, are well within the limits observed in nature prior to human influence.”
Sadly, most climate scientists fail to study or understand the geologic history of climate, which has led to countless false claims that today’s climate is unnatural, extreme, unusual, or unprecedented.
Warmists will, of course, provide their usual answer, namely that those were in the past, and that today’s warm period is completely different because cough mumble cough and because Someone told them, before switching to personal attacks because Warmists fail to comprehend science nor can they explain why the previous warm periods during this inter-glacial have been much warmer than it is today. Then they’ll jump in their fossil fueled SUVs and minivans to run off and attend an anti-fracking demonstration. Or protest against actual construction of a wind farm near where they live.
Oh, and the Hockey Schtick points towards another study published in the Journal Of Geophysical Research that finds that it is the Sun, no anthropogenic causation, that drives climatic changes.