Tuesday, January 1, 2013
New paper finds temperatures in Patagonia warmer than the present during Medieval Warming Period
A new paper published in warmer temperatures [than 20th century mean] from AD 600 to AD 1150 and colder temperatures from AD 1200 to AD 1450." The paper also notes climate was much more variable and extreme in the past, stating, "From AD 1450 to AD 1700 our reconstruction shows a period with stronger variability and on average higher values than the 20th century mean." The paper adds to the published work of over 1,000 scientists demonstrating that the MWP was as warm or warmer than the present, and also shows climate was more variable and extreme prior to the 20th century.
Posted by MS at 9:07 PM