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A Pause in Global Warming Thought: May 4, 2012

Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Global Warming.
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Now, THIS chart:Fig.final_revised

Depiction of average Arctic temperature since 0 AD.

does give one cause for pause.  That sudden spike at the end of the graph shows cause for concern IF: the “baseline” data are accurate.  Now, I retain a bit of skepticism there, and consequently still maintain we cannot know for sure.  But again, if that baseline data are correct, a moment of “hmmmmm. . ” is certainly called for.

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1. Administrator - May 4, 2012

For instance, the red acceleration also correlates with the gathering of at-the-moment, instrumental data, while everything before that is anecdotal or based on inferential data, such as ice cores.


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