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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

Stuart95 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 7:01 PM
Temperature reconstructions show the earth warmed for several hundred years before the peak of the Medeval Warming Period in approximately 1100 AD. The earth then cooled until the peak of the Little Ice Age in about 1600 AD. Then the earth warmed again, with temperatures around 2000 AD roughly the same as at the peak of the Medeval Warming Period. Superimposed on those three trends were dozens of local minimums and maximums, usually lasting several decades. Makes you wonder how anyone can be certain whether we are in a local minimum or maximum, or in the tail of a long-term warming trend, or the beginning of a long-term cooling trend. It also shows that there was considerable variability in temperature before the Industrial Age.
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:16 PM
Temperature reconstructions are scientific wild a__ed guesses that are not particularly accurate. You cannot calibrate tree rings and such.

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