Not just a "chip in the armor", but a gaping hole in the AGW alarmists' theory of "Man-Made" Global Warming
Medieval Warming Period Cools Climate Change Alarmism
Posted 03/27/2012 06:58 PM ET
Environment: Climate change alarmists
either ignore the existence of the Medieval Warm Period or say that it
was regional rather than global. A new report, however, shows that the
warming was worldwide.
The Medieval Warm Period is a profound problem for those who claim
that man's 20th- and 21st-century carbon dioxide emissions are warming
If an era as warm or warmer than today did indeed exist 500 to 1,000
years ago, before man had invented the CO2-emitting internal combustion
engine, then it weakens their claim that any warming occurring now is
due to human activity. The reality of such a period is a strong sign
that climate change is both natural and cyclical, not moved by man's
In fact, confirmation of the Medieval Warm Period not only dilutes the alarmists' argument, it virtually kills it. [The Minoan and Roman Warm Periods also do their share!]
So rather than deal with it, they act as if it never happened. They
want to try to make it, as one message among the Climate-gate emails
suggested, "go away."
Or they insist that it was confined to Europe and maybe North
America, and therefore is of little relevance. This is the position of
the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is
supported by America's Environmental Protection Agency that says the
"geographical extent, magnitude and timing of the warmth during this
period is uncertain." [That is an out-and-out
lie. Not only have a number of studies since the year 2000 shown that
the Medieval Warm Period was global in extent (in addition to the one that is the subject of this editorial), they are absolutely
certain that the magnitude was such that Greenland was "green" and that
the Vikings settled and farmed areas there that are just now being
uncovered by receding glaciers, while the waters of northern Canada were so ice-free in the summers that explorers searched for the "fabled" Northwest Passage!]
It's also the position of Al Gore, the former vice president who set off most of the global warming hysteria.
He has maligned the Medieval Warm Period as a "tiny" blip on the
temperature chart of history that he imagines proves the nonsense that
he's been disgorging for years.[Al Gore is an
idiot who got Cs and Ds in Science classes and flunked out of Vanderbilt
Divinity, and yet there are people who actually believe the cretin?]
from Syracuse University, however, have found evidence that strongly
affirms that the Medieval Warm Period was no myth but rather a global
event, affecting even Antarctica.
Their study, published in the April issue of Earth and Planetary
Science Letters, carries the academic title of "An Ikaite record of late
Holocene climate at the Antarctic Peninsula."
Journalists shouldn't let the wonkish title stop them from reporting on the study. And they probably won't.
Instead, the bulk of the mainstream media will conveniently miss the
study for another reason: It doesn't fit their
There's nothing new there, though.
It's an old habit for the media to either ignore or poorly cover evidence that doesn't support global warming alarmism.[They can't help themselves - the great majority of the media are, after all, liberal Democrats!]
A rather cursory look at just three websites — former meteorologist
Anthony Watts' blog, junkscience.com and the home of the Science and
Environmental Policy Project — reveals the media have passed on at
least 25 studies, reports and articles that punch holes in the global
From a study that found tree-ring data, used extensively in the
hockey stick chart that allegedly proves global warming, are an
unreliable proxy of past temperatures; to an account of growing sea ice
in the Arctic and in Antarctica; to a report about researchers finding a
new ocean current, there is a lot of contrary evidence to disclose.
And that's looking back only a month. How much more evidence is out
there contradicting the scientific "consensus" that man is warming his
planet, but is being disregarded by an agenda-driven mainstream media?
Don't expect the media-enviro-alarmist complex to give up its
campaign because research has yet again shown that its case against
humanity continues to wilt under scrutiny.
It's too heavily invested in its story and the goal — stronger
government, weaker capitalism and diminished liberty — that it's been
zealously working toward.
But it has suffered another small cut, and the minor wounds keep
adding up as the facts continue to roll out and the effects of climate
change that we have been warned about never develop. Its golden age will
have been pushed closer to its conclusion by a warm period.
In addition to the Medieval Warm Period there have been two other
periods over the past 5,000 years when earth was as warm, or warmer,
than the late 20th century, the Minoan and Roman Warm Periods. AGW
alarmists totally ignore them because there was no "man-made" CO2 to
blame the warming on - only natural climate cycles! And yet the Obama
EPA just issued a ruling that will require future generating plants to
reduce their emissions of CO2, considered by the EPA to be a "greenhouse
gas," a ruling which will make it uneconomical to build new coal-fired
plants, thus wasting one of our most abundant energy sources!
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