“Thoroughly debunks the claim that temperatures on the planet today are in any way historic or unprecedented.”
A new study of tree-ring data has concluded that not only has our climate often been noticeably hotter than today, temperatures have actually been on a falling trend for the past 2,000 years.
Measurements stretching back to 138BC prove that the Earth is slowly cooling -0.3°C per millennium due to gradual changes to the position of the sun and an increase in the distance between the Earth and the sun.
The climate was HOTTER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now
Despite the absence of any significant amounts of human-released carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the climate was HOTTER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now.
“We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low,” says Doctor Jan Esper of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, one of the scientists leading the study. “Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy.”
“They certainly are,” writes Lewis Page in the Register. “If it is the case that actually the climate has often been warmer without any significant CO2 emissions having taken place – suggesting that CO2 emissions simply aren’t that important – the case for huge efforts to cut those emissions largely disappears.”
This graph demonstrates what’s really happened in the past 2,000 years:
Needless to say, prominent alarmist scientists and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have not taken this view. They argue instead that the planet was cooler during both Roman times and the Medieval warm period.
“In the IPCC view,” says Page, “the planet was cooler during Roman times and the medieval warm spell. Overall the temperature is headed up – perhaps wildly up, according to the famous/infamous “hockey stick” graph.”
“The new study indicates that that’s quite wrong, with the current warming less serious than the Romans and others since have seen – and the overall trend actually down by a noticeable 0.3°C per millennium.”
“This figure we calculated may not seem particularly significant,” says Esper. “Our results suggest that the large-scale climate reconstruction shown by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) likely underestimate this long-term cooling trend over the past few millennia.”
Orbital shifting on climate up to four times as powerful as AGW (human-caused warming)
The cooling effect of orbital shifting on the climate has been up to four times as powerful as anthropogenic (human-caused) warming pressures, the study concluded.
“The finding may force scientists to rethink current theories of the impact of global warming,” writes Rob Waugh in the MailOnline.
This study “thoroughly debunks the claim that temperatures on the planet today are in any way historic or unprecedented,” says Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters.com. “Will Media Notice?”
See press release from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany):
Entitled “Orbital forcing of tree-ring data,” the new study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. View that article here:
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“Surely this means we could be further into a a new ice age than any of us even dared to imagine!!” says reader Lee Woods.