Thursday, September 7, 2017

Climate Science is Settled!

On 8 August 2017 the Chinese Academy of Science published a remarkable press release. The most important news was already given by the sub-heading: The warm climate of the the past decades was nothing unusual in the context of the last 2000 years in China. Already in the pre-industrial years scientists were able to make out similarly warm periods
Remember, the excitement from Michael Mann's Hockey Stick was that it said that recent warming was unprecedented and that the Medieval Warm Period didn't exist, despite recorded evidence from the day.  When new studies showed that yes, it was warmer in Medieval Europe, the response was "that's not a global study".


Man, you'd think that if the science actually were as settled as they tell us that you'd see evidence for global warming everywhere.


LindaG said...

And the climate will keep changing. Isn't that something?
Obviously the Chinese scientists are wrong... ;-)

Windy Wilson said...

And the “little ice age” after that, when the monks complained that the ink they wrote the records with was freezing in their inkwells. If the Medieval Warm period did not the exist, would’t they have had some way to prevent the ink from freezing already in place since the story todayis that it was never substantially warmer in the past at any time during the time represented by the Hockey stick?
And famously that extra cold winter when the Rhine unexpectedly froze, allowing Barbadian tribes to cross the ice on foot, overwhelming the Roman Garrison out there to stop the barbarians who were expected to cross by boat. That must have been unexpectedly cold, or there would have been more troops stationed there to prevent a crossing after a severe freeze which would not have been so unexpected as to usher in the Darn Ages Cold period if the hockey stick fairy tale were to be believed.