Friday, October 27, 2006

Please repeat after me: It is now warmer than at any time of the past 1000 years

A new review of climate reconstructions by Juckes et al. (Climate of the Past Discussions, 2, 1001-1049, 2006) shows conclusively that it is currently warmer than at any time in the past 1000 years. The authors looked at all recent literature and the data and statistics underpinning each paper. They concluded:

The IPCC2001 conclusion that temperatures of the past millennium are unlikely to have been as warm, at any time prior to the 20th century, as the last decades of the 20th century is supported by subsequent research and by the results obtained here. Papers which claim to refute the IPCC2001 conclusion on the climate of the past millennium have been reviewed and some are found to contain serious flaws. Our study corroborates the IPCC2001 conclusions.

Geddit, shills!! Now warmer than medieval warming period! Please stop saying otherwise, because it’s crap. There are many studies apart from the famous Mann et al. paper that show this. Have a little looky:

Denialist poster-boys, McIntyre and McKitrick, also come in for a pasting (too many times for me to reproduce here – read the paper). Climate Audit is probably spontaneously combusting as you read this. Time do demand another senate hearing me thinks.