"Booker could have been writing about Robinson when he concluded his Sunday Telegraph commentary by writing, “Has there ever in history been such an almighty disconnect between observable reality and the delusions of a political class that is quite impervious to any rational discussion?”"Yea, probably ... the run up to WWII and the appeasement of Hitler come to mind.
This article is a good narrative of climate from Medieval Warming Period through the Little Ice Age to today with discussion of our increasing knowledge of the effects of the sun on earth temperatures.
We have had a warm and wet fall and start of winter here in MN, so it FEELS like we might be under "Global Warming" since a white Christmas will be "just barely" (it's snowing now). Local conditions in the short term are not relevant to "climate change" ... cold or hot. "Climate" is about huge advancement/retreat in CONTINENTAL GLACIERS ... as I continue to harp on, since the last glaciation we are in the midst of a historically long warm spell, the previous analogue being 120K years ago. We are in the 5th peak in 450K years ... just imagine for a moment what it is like during ALL that time in the squiggles below -2 ! Hello mile of ice over Chicago!
As I've covered a number of times, plants really like CO2 and they like warmth MUCH better than cold. In fact, if the predictions of this article and a few others I've done blogs on come true, we may REALLY have a problem with FOOD rather than having to have some people move off the beach!
Let's not look at those previous temp peaks very long -- if one does, you realize that our next "cooling" could last for "order 100K" rather than order "couple hundred".
Now 100K years of -2 to MINUS 9! cooling could REALLY "explain climate"!
Do you suppose they would give up on "AGW is settled" after 50K years? Nah ... settled is SETTLED!
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