Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Warming/Cooling?

It totally depends upon your reference point. Yes, the planet has been warming since the end of the Little Ice Age (approximately 1680) but as you can plainly see here, if you use instead the Minoan Warm Period or the two Holocene Warming Optimums (they're referred to as optimums because life has a tendency to do vastly better during warm periods than it does during cold ones), we're not only in a 3-8,000 year cooling trend but we're also in a trend in which the temperature and CO2 variables are showing an INVERSE RELATIONSHIP!!!!!...Please, tell me one more time why we're freaking out huge and threatening to destroy the Western economy for nada.

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