Watts Up With That?
Monday, Nov 30th, 2009
Guest post from Von Rudolf Kipp
If anyone wishes to do a personal translation for the entire article, please leave a note in comments and I will replace it. Of great interest is the global graphic below, which shows that the MWP is a worldwide event, not just limited to portions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Turn on the TV nowadays, you get offered the choice of best films are the greatest hits or the dumbest opening lines of all time. And even with a detergent is sufficient long gone, making it whiter than white washing. Again, it can only raise the sustainable sale appeal to the consumer if the product is billed as “The best thing ever.”
This trend needs to go along, of course, reporting on climate change. At the upcoming conference in Copenhagen is optional for the salvation of mankind, of whole ecosystems, or if there was something bombastic like, of the planet. To achieve this, we continue to learn are enormous changes in our economic and financial system is needed. Production companies and countries should Bureaucratic chains can be created to control their CO2 emissions.
Medieval Warm Period thesis contradicts the unprecedented warming
However, one must mention that, on the first half of the statement, which raises the unprecedented warming, with so many a climate scientist and even at many historians significant question marks. There was not even something like the medieval warm period? And it has not been warmer during this period, in the opinion of many scientists today?
The idea of a medieval warm period in 1965 formulated by the English climatologist Hubert H. Lamb for the first time . Lamb, der 1971 die britische Climate Research Unit ( CRU ) Lamb, who founded In 1971, the UK Climate Research Unit (CRU), saw the peak of the warming period from 1000 to 1300, ie in the High Middle Ages. He estimated that temperatures then 1-2 ° C above those of 1931-1960 were Normal. In the far north, it was even up to 4 degrees warmer. Permafrost. The regular voyages of the Vikings from Iceland and Greenland were rarely hindered by ice, and many burial places of the Vikings in Greenland still lie in the permafrost.
Google translation in English of the full article is here.
This article was posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 at 4:45 am