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Re: Climate change vs BANDits
I'd not been following this. I've been very busy, and i took one look at
the subject line. Climate change vs bandits? or BANDwhatsits?
Just so you all know, I looked into it. The medieval warming period was
caused by a change in a narrow band of air currents that affected the
southwestern U.S. and hte North Atlantic. Ice cores and fossil records and
so forth from other parts of the world show taht the warming was not
worldwide. However, enough things melted quickly enough in the northern
Atlantic to destabilize the ocean currents that moderate the climate in that
region, and then the sun entered a relatively inactive period.
Earth's climate is seriously dynamically unstable, and it's extremely unwise
to mess with it, in my opinion. It often takes a relatively minor event to
tip the scales.
"But he agreed that two periods in recent times had experienced similar
warming. And he agreed that the debate had not been settled over whether
the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than the current period."
"Most likely predominantly man-made?" Debate not settled over whether the
Medieval Warm Period was warmer than now?!
Well Phil, that's not what we were being told by people like you even just
up to a few months ago.