July 11, 2012

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - About 1900 Years Ago

Scientists examine fossilized trees and discover the earth is cooling.

 From the UK Daily Mail:

Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now - and world has been cooling for 2,000 years

How did the Romans grow grapes in northern England? Perhaps because it was warmer than we thought.

A study suggests the Britain of 2,000 years ago experienced a lengthy period of hotter summers than today.

German researchers used data from tree rings – a key indicator of past climate – to claim the world has been on a ‘long-term cooling trend’ for two millennia until the global warming of the twentieth century.

This cooling was punctuated by a couple of warm spells.

These are the Medieval Warm Period, which is well known, but also a period during the toga-wearing Roman times when temperatures were apparently 1 deg C warmer than now.

They say the very warm period during the years 21 to 50AD has been underestimated by climate scientists.


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Oh no, global cooling ... Al, tell me it isn't so ... we're all going to die!

The Underground Pewster said...

The Romans wouldn't have called it "global" warming either.

Subvet said...

How long before they blame it all on Bush?

banned said...

Good old Daily Mail, always late for the party. Near to their London office is an ancient road called Vine Street (on British Monopoly too) There is a reason for this.

Kid said...

All part of man made climate change Sig. Warming, Cooling. Dunno matter.

Environmentalists - Each one more insane than 50 libtards at a hilrod clinton concert.