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New Study Thoroughly Debunks Global Warming, Will Media Notice?

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In the past several weeks as much of the nation suffered under a massive heatwave, global warming-obsessed media depicted the high temperatures as evidence of Nobel laureate Al Gore's favorite money-making scam.

A new study published in the journal Nature Sunday completely debunks all previous claims that temperatures in recent decades are in any way historic demonstrating instead that things were much hotter on this planet during Roman times:

Here, we present new evidence based on maximum latewood density data from northern Scandinavia, indicating that this cooling trend was stronger (−0.31 °C per 1,000 years, ±0.03 °C) than previously reported, and demonstrate that this signature is missing in published tree-ring proxy records. The long-term trend now revealed in maximum latewood density data is in line with coupled general circulation models indicating albedo-driven feedback mechanisms and substantial summer cooling over the past two millennia in northern boreal and Arctic latitudes. These findings, together with the missing orbital signature in published dendrochronological records, suggest that large-scale near-surface air-temperature reconstructionsrelying on tree-ring data may underestimate pre-instrumental temperatures including warmth during Medieval and Roman times.

The website of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz published a more reader-friendly explanation of the study Monday:

Professor Dr. Jan Esper's group at the Institute of Geography at JGU used tree-ring density measurements from sub-fossil pine trees originating from Finnish Lapland to produce a reconstruction reaching back to 138 BC. In so doing, the researchers have been able for the first time to precisely demonstrate that the long-term trend over the past two millennia has been towards climatic cooling. "We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low," says Esper. "Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy, as they will influence the way today's climate changes are seen in context of historical warm periods." [...]

For the first time, researchers have now been able to use the data derived from tree-rings to precisely calculate a much longer-term cooling trend that has been playing out over the past 2,000 years. Their findings demonstrate that this trend involves a cooling of -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.

"This figure we calculated may not seem particularly significant," says Esper. "However, it is also not negligible when compared to global warming, which up to now has been less than 1°C. 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."

The UK Register observed Tuesday:

Americans sweltering in the recent record-breaking heatwave may not believe it - but it seems that our ancestors suffered through much hotter summers in times gone by, several of them within the last 2,000 years.

A new study measuring temperatures over the past two millennia has concluded that in fact the temperatures seen in the last decade are far from being the hottest in history.

Here's a nice little graph to demonstrate what's really happened in the past 2,000 years:

This thoroughly debunks the claim that temperatures on the planet today are in any way historic or unprecedented.

The Register continued:

In the IPCC view, 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, which the scientists believe is probably down to gradual long-term shifts in the position of the Sun and the Earth's path around it.

Just as many climate realists have been saying for years.

The only question remaining is whether America's global warming-obsessed media will pay any attention to this new information.

Stay tuned.


#1 And if it is warming with all that CO2 (my namesake)?

Then there's this, from evil Fox News (of course) and some yahoos in Alabama:

#2 Noel

please pass this on to your higher ups. (sorry but its the only way that works for a H/T from me)

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance that they are the most ferocious fighters on Earth. And the amusing thing about it is that they are." --Kevin Keaney, US Navy chaplain, Korea 1951

#3 You too can look like a fag

You too can look like a fag for big bucks and clothes from China.

Nuke em til they glow; then shoot em in the dark

#4 I'm wondering if two trend lines would not be more accurate

There is no doubt that temps have been trending upward since the LIA (due to more sun activity, and likely, natural cyclical changes), so it looks like the graph would require two trend lines, one from the Roman period to the LIA, and one after the LIA.

It seems the case should be made that there was more cooling up to the LIA, and therefore the warming after is diminished as well.

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#5 Short answer is no.

The low point of the LIA and the peak at the far right are still within the amplitude maximums and minimums established previously in the data points. Therefore it is not appropriate to initate a new baseline trend. The assumption would be that we would probably see a small reduction in the average temps over the last couple of years to re-normalize the graph. That is exactly what has been observed. It would be consistent with the pattern to enter a decade or more of cooler global temperatures that might likely pull the white average line down below the the trend line before it heads back up again.

However, the determining factor is most likely the Sun and it's activity.


Madison and Jefferson and Franklin built a Republic - Roberts killed it! 

#6 Thanks C5

Ever since the Hockey Stick, I have a natural distrust of graphs. :)

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#7 The fraud regarding the

The fraud regarding the hockey-stick graph is what convinced me that AGW was bogus. Before that, I wasn't educated enough about this to know better.

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” - Ronald Reagan (1964 Republican Convention)

#8 Hockey stick graphs*

This whole AGW thing is out of my education perimeters. So I found a website that enables even me to understand this AGW hoax. Try it guys.

#9 Caj

Got an app on my phone for that one. Check it daily.

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#10 That's a great site, caj

I bookmarked it eons ago.....when ManBearPig photoshopped his bookends, with hurricanes rotating clockwise in the northern hemisphere, and Cuba (with its 6,000' mountains) gone, while parts of Florida (the land is flat, the water is flat, sell your boards and buy a cow) were still there.

This whole AGW debate is idiotic, and it's really too bad all the Warming Nuts have an open door again, although I see we have a few retread trolls way up yonder. Alas.

#11 Ditto fraud

I knew something about it beforehand, but when I heard the idea that man was somehow responsible, I did my own research and the more research I did, the more I learned that it was just a political ploy to scare people into surrendering their lives to a bunch of thugs and control freaks.


#12 AGW

yeah I doubt our media will do anything about this, they will continue to hype that the rains in London and the heat wave in the South and East prove it.

They can't but help drink the Kool-aid.

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance that they are the most ferocious fighters on Earth. And the amusing thing about it is that they are." --Kevin Keaney, US Navy chaplain, Korea 1951

#13 Anybody check out what the sun is doing recently?

In fact, an x-class flare was very recently emmitted by the sun.

Wonder if the increased solar activity has anything to do with this dry spell we're having? Naw... couldn't be. It's obviously the CO2 emmisions, right? That's what the "scientists" keep telling us, right?

Just a thought.

#14 For sure

I am more concerned about a SME (solar mass exection) or solar EMP (electro magnetic pulse) doing serious harm to our electrical grid.
The eco freaks look only what has happened in their lifetime, not long term cycles, like where the planet was an ice ball, or when the planet had NO solar ice caps.

Just remember the following:
My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts.
Ignore that man behind the curtain.
Your facts to not support my agenda.

And best of all Dumbcanuck: There ... Are ... Four... Lights. I love that one!!!!

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

#15 Not too mention....

we are in the second to last year of the 11 year solar storm.

There is a direct correlation between sun spots and northern lights. remember all the articles about the amazing northern lights this year, esp around Feb, when it was so warm?

there is correlation and causation. together... at last...unlike MSNBC

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time to update someone's saying: Apparently my talent is no longer on loan from God, it is given to me by the government...the rel

#16 GW

GW is no more than green officials trying to start a new industry to make money. There is NO man-made global warming, its all natural


#17 Read the graph carefully...

There is no WARMING at all. The net long term trend is down.

One could argue that by trying to reduce the amount of CO2 and other "green house" gasses in the atmosphere, we will accelerate the downward trend.


Madison and Jefferson and Franklin built a Republic - Roberts killed it! 

#18 Oh - I thought you were talking to me

Never mind.

"Unfortunately, some people use belief-based facts rather than fact-based beliefs." -Par for the Course on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:38pm

#19 Quick!

Somebody sue Al Gore before he gets away!

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