Considerations Informing Climate-Change Policy – Part V

A lie will travel around the world while the truth is pulling on its boots…Mark Twain

Findings by Researchers of Natural Climate Variation

In 2001 Science published a research study of 32,000 years with climate’s linkage to the sun for 12,000 years produced by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.  Science’s Richard Kerr wrote about it:  “Paleo-oceanographer Gerard Bond…report(s) that the climate of the North Atlantic has warmed and cooled nine times in the past 12,000 years in step with the waxing and waning of the sun”.  Richard Alley of Pennsylvania State University concurred, “It really looks like the sun has mattered to climate….The Bond et al., data are sufficiently convincing that [solar variability] is now the leading hypothesis to explain the roughly 1500-year oscillation of the climate seen since the last Ice Age, including the Little Ice Age of the 17th century.”

Human records going back as far as 4000 BC in China show that humans verified climate change in writing. We also know from paintings and other human records that during the Little Ice Age – 1400 to 1850 – painters showed ice-skating on canals in Holland.  During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Thames River was frozen during winters.  The people who lived in the several cycles of warming and cooling did not live long enough to personally experience them, but by written and visual records of commerce, diaries, novels, histories et al, we know there were the following named periods, without doubt:  The Roman Warming, The Dark Ages Cooling, The Medieval Warming and The Little Ice Age cooling. 

Earth Scientists have found temperature proxies showing temperature changes going back thousands of years.  In 1984 a pair of scientists drilled ice cores in Greenland glaciers.  By analyzing isotopes of oxygen they found successive layers of ice from which they could determine the temperature at the time the snow fell.  The ice cores contained 250,000 years of ice accumulation.  They found a pattern of layers; increasing and decreasing over periods of approximately 1500 years (The Dansgaard-Oescher cycle).  Similar findings were obtained by others drilling ice cores in other locations.  One drilled in Antarctica was deep enough to cover one million years.  Using different proxies, the same findings corroborated one-another all over the planet. The data from Bond et al research of the solar cycle was then laid on top of the proxy temperature findings, and the correlation proves they are the same phenomena. 

Delusionary human-induced climate-warming enthusiasts report “findings” such as current extinctions of species, higher human death rates from increased temperatures, and extinction of coral reefs.  All bogus! A real finding of importance goes “unnoticed” in the media.  MIT’s Richard Lindzen and a NASA research team reported a huge climatic heat vent at the equator that naturally maintains sea surface temperatures between 29oC and 30oC.  In 2002, Science featured two more studies confirming the Lindzen heat vent findings.  Science concluded the Pacific’s climatic heat vent emitted about as much heat energy during the1980s and 1990s as is generally predicted for an instantaneous doubling of the air’s CO2 content.  NASA also issued a press release on the heat vent discoveries, concluding the Earth is much more active in managing its atmospheric temperature than the computer models have assumed.                                                                                             January 22, 2020