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Greenland No Warmer Now Than The 1880s

April 20, 2018

By Paul Homewood


h/t NoTricksZone

As I have shown many times, data from long running stations show that temperatures recently in Greenland have been no higher than the 1930s.

A new paper, which uses Reanalysis data from KNMI, pushes the record back further.



As we can see, Greenland temperatures were also at a similar level to now as long ago as the 1880s.

Indeed, it is noticeable that the really anomalous period was that extremely cold interval, which began in the 1950s and lasted till the 1990s.

  1. Athelstan permalink
    April 20, 2018 3:00 pm

    It’s all ups and downs and undoubtedly, irrefutably the oceans have something to do with it but it ain’t the whole picture by a long chalk, overall I would guess that the mass of the Greenland ice sheet is relatively unchanged since the middle of the C19th and doesn’t look much like going anywhere, ie it is in balance or……….even accreting maybe?

  2. April 20, 2018 9:13 pm

    Interesting that the “Little Ice Age” ends much earlier than it appears to on global temperature data sets at around 1870, and ends with a bang.
    As did the cold period between 1980 and 1990

  3. April 20, 2018 9:30 pm

    I omitted to say “Dickensian” Little Ice Age

  4. April 21, 2018 3:51 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

    • dave permalink
      April 21, 2018 7:09 am

      We have not heard much about Greenland snow-fall accumulation this year. Presumably, this is because it is – boringly – completely normal.

      Of course, if the melt happens to start early this year, it will be front-and-centre for screaming and hollering purposes.

  5. In the Real World permalink
    April 21, 2018 11:12 am

    I remember reading an archaeological report about a Viking village in Greenland being uncovered from the ice in the 1923/1925 period , which fits with the warm spell on the graph .
    But it is now under hundreds of feet of glacier again .

  6. April 22, 2018 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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