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The Little Ice Age And Medieval Warming In South Africa

August 19, 2017
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By Paul Homewood






While researching the last article on monsoons, I came across this paper about the Little Ice Age in South Africa.

Below is the Abstract:




The climate industry likes to pretend that the Little Ice Age was just a local event in Europe, but studies like this one give the lie to that.

Interestingly this Tyson study also includes graphs of historical temperature trends in other parts of the world, for comparison. They all clearly show the MWP and Little Ice Age, although the peaks and troughs don’t always match.







  1. Jeremy Poynton permalink
    August 19, 2017 3:47 pm

    Global “map” of papers discussing the MWP in various parts of the planet

  2. August 19, 2017 7:25 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    3° C higher during the Medieval Warm Period and 1°C cooler during the Little Ice Age. Don’t tell Mann 😉

    • Jeremy Poynton permalink
      August 19, 2017 8:52 pm

      And the 1°C cooler during the Little Ice Age made life much much harder, whilst the 3° C higher during the Medieval Warm Period made life much much easier.

  3. Ben Vorlich permalink
    August 19, 2017 9:17 pm

    Surely this summer in Europe shows a clear distinction between Northern and Southern Europe, a couple of years more like it, with “Lucifer” heat waves in the south and “No Summer” Augusts in the north we’ll have local differences in the current warm period in our little corner of the globe. Climate being Climate and Weather being Weather.

    • Bruce of Newcastle permalink
      August 19, 2017 10:51 pm

      I’ve not checked the Lucifer heat wave conditions but I’m struck by the similarities with 2010. That was when the Moscow heat wave occurred. In winter of that year the whole UK was covered in snow. Both patterns were due to jet stream blocking, which in reference to the 2010 UK winter Mike Lockwood ascribed to low solar activity.

      We now are back down to similar solar activity levels as during the 2010 solar cycle minimum. And we appear to be starting to see similar weather events. Linked?

  4. August 19, 2017 11:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Roald J. Larsen.

  5. August 20, 2017 8:09 am

    The climate correction unit will be along shortly to iron out this unfortunate anomaly 😉

  6. nigel permalink
    August 20, 2017 8:48 am

    The paper also shows Mann’s hockey stick for the Northern Hemisphere without comment as if it were not debunked (or, at least, seriously criticised). Why would they do that? Mere genefluction? Serious cognitive dissonance?

  7. tom0mason permalink
    August 20, 2017 11:27 am

    Proof, as if proof were needed, that global temperatures are meaningless.

    Temperatures may get cooler in the tropics and warmer at the poles (due to ocean and prevailing wind changes) the global average temperature then may not change, but the climate will.

    What matters is the climate and climate effects are regional (or zonal).

  8. tom0mason permalink
    August 22, 2017 6:27 pm

    And here are a few studies on the MWP affecting the orient …
    and the LIA Chinese studies

  9. August 26, 2017 7:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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