Brother, can you spare some global warming?

Generally the approximate accepted dates of the Little Ice Age start around 1500 and extend to 1850.  The actual time of start may be earlier as records indicate that north Atlantic and Artic pack ice began to grow about 1250;  in 1350, warm summers stopped being able to be counted on regularly in Europe; 1550 was the noted time of glacial expansion worldwide which greatly expanded glacier size to the levels that they were at the turn of the last century and from which they are retreating today.  The glacier advance in Europe during those 500 years swallowed farms and crushed established villages.  Crops failed.  Marie Antoinette got bad press for suggesting that the populace contain themselves with cheaper, lower protein cake flour.

We began our recovery from that cooler period in 1850.  Our records of the actual real temperatures taken by a live person only go back 110 years.  Records show that sea levels have been rising 7″ a century since that time as the ice accumulation from the Little Ice Age melted back towards normal.  Mr. Gore skipped over this.  Glacier shortening also began at about this time, well before the SUV and well before 84% of all of the hydrocarbon burning that has ever been done by man.  No mention again.  Probably just a coincidence.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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One Response to Brother, can you spare some global warming?

  1. CW says:

    Interesting. I didn’t know any of this.

    Not being very scientific myself I usually refrain from arguing the science of man-made global warming. My objection to the anti-MMGW agenda boils down to this: I don’t trust the leftists who are behind it. Show me a leftist with a cause and I’ll show you someone with all the wrong motives.

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