Far, far warmer than today during the Eemian Period

So much for unprecedented global warming

Far, far warmer than today during the Eemian Period

So much for unprecedented global warming
By J. H. Walker

Cool and wet has reduced the garden output for this year by about 30% after our (U.K.) cool wet windy summer from July to October. Yet the Climate Police will once again claim it’s the warmest on record since records began in 1970!!!

It was far, far warmer during the Eemian Interglacial, with out any SUVs, coal electricity-generating system, with humans confined to Africa and the rest of the minuscule CO2 human-induced climate change activities not yet under way. At least they didn’t have Loonies like Gore adding to the heat values.

According to Wikipedia, at the peak of the Eemian, the Northern Hemisphere winters were generally warmer and wetter than now, though some areas were actually slightly cooler than today. The hippopotamus was distributed as far north as the rivers Rhine and Thames.[4] Trees grew as far north as southern Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: currently, the northern limit is further south at Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec. Coastal Alaska was warm enough during the summer due to reduced sea ice in the Arctic Ocean to allow Saint Lawrence Island (now tundra) to have boreal forest, although inadequate precipitation caused a reduction in the forest cover in interior Alaska and Yukon Territory despite warmer conditions.[5] The prairie-forest boundary in the Great Plains of the United States lay further west near Lubbock, Texas, whereas the current boundary is near Dallas, Texas. The period closed as temperatures steadily fell to conditions cooler and drier than the present, with 468-year-long aridity pulse in central Europe 116 000 BC,[6] and by 112 000 BC, a glacial period had returned.

As it will here in a not far away time frame.


The Eemian Period (also called the last interglacial, began about 130,000 years ago and ended about 115,000 years ago.

12 thoughts on “Far, far warmer than today during the Eemian Period”

  1. So the Eemian lasted 15,000 years or a little above the average of 11,500 years. The charts of the ice age cycle clearly show that the duration of an interglacial is not a constant therefore we might not have to wait another 3,500 years. The transition could occur any time between now and then without too much warning. Ice age deniers beware. It might happen in your life time.

  2. I just had a look at the Australian news. Crap like “Sea ice melting faster than expected”, “Expect hotter summers in the future”.

    Just burns my undies, to read crap like that.

    I was just wondering, is it possible that, in the not to distant future, we will have a quick freeze over.

    The prospect of a quick freeze is an unpleasant thought.

    What the hell, let’s give it a try. I am sure all the left wing, ding bats out there, that believe that crap, might enjoy cooling down, rapidly.

  3. Warmer Climes = More Life on More Areas of the Planet! .. Colder Climes result in less available vegetation sources of food and therefore less available animal sources of food.. Flora absorbs CO2 and exudes O2… Colder climes also results in Drier Climes…

  4. SO, the warm eras are about 15,000 years long while the ICE ages are about 115,000 years long?

    You would think the Eco-Supremacists would WANT warming since life exists best the warmer it gets !!!

    Well, how long have we been warm ? 10,000 years? I can’t seem to get a specific time when the Ice Age was definitely trending down and the warm was starting up. Does anybody know.

    We know “past performance is not indicative of future performance”, but it would be interesting.

    Just on average, and to be safe, most of the warming has happened and odds are that the cooling is closer than more warming?

    A betting man would bet on cooling this late in the game.

    • 11, 700 years.


      There is a bit of confusion caused by the Younger Dryas when most likely a meteor impact into the Canadian Ice caused a refreeze, but basically, we are about at the end.

      Compare the Eemian peak shape with our peak. At the zero line, both are about the same width. Ours was just peak clipped by the impact. Both reducing the high peak and slowing the rebound plunge. Damping the oscillation force some.


      We are below the insolation level 60N that can cause melting of established ice, so any cold excursion can dump us into frozen and we don’t get back out for 100, 000 years. My best guesses are either now, in this solar minimum, or in the 300 year out lunar tidal cold swap, or if those fail, by 2500 years out there is just not enough sun and it’s over for sure.

  5. @Walker…good point. Unfortunately facts have nothing to do with beliefs. They know about the Eemian. It is dismissed and minimized with a wave of the hand. The unstated presumption is that we humans have brought the milllions of years old ice age to an end. Therefore, all previous climate events have no bearing. If and when AGW is proved to be bogus they will move seamlessly to global air and water pollution, over population, etc., etc. Globalization is the name of the game. One question I’ve always had about the Eemian period…how did those hippos get to England?

  6. I believe that the Greenland ice cores show the Eemain period to be about 3 C warmer than today; however, I don’t know how that relates to how much warmer GT’s were thought to be.

  7. Thank-you J. H. Walker well said.
    You have pointed out exactly what the weather worriers (aka AGW/Climate change rabble) fail to understand, in the past research has shown, temperatures and CO2 level have been radically different from now. Sometimes this was good for life other times not. However never, never in the whole history of this planet has there been anything like ‘run-away climate change’ or any abnormal temperatures. Usually when it was warmer life on this planet flourished.

    Warmth and a higher atmospheric CO2 means life will proliferate across the planet.

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