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New Study: Retreating East Greenland Glaciers Uncover Plant Debris Dating To The 16th – 17th Centuries

August 24, 2021

By Paul Homewood



 Reposted from No Tricks Zone:



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  1. Luc Ozade permalink
    August 24, 2021 10:10 am

    “… suggesting this period (the early Little Ice Age) was as-warm or warmer than today.”

    Of course it was! You know that, I know that and most on here know it too. But the idiots in charge don’t consider it relevant.

  2. Lorde Late permalink
    August 24, 2021 10:13 am

    So. What you’re saying is. This has happened before in the recent past.
    Well, I’m shocked!

  3. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    August 24, 2021 11:00 am

    It was warmer in the past? Colour me shocked! Call me when there are hippos in the Thames, again.

  4. avro607 permalink
    August 24, 2021 11:56 am

    A days ago I spotted in the Express or Mail ,cant remember which,a report of unusual high levels of rainfall on the Greenland icecap.Did anyone else see it,and is there an explanation for this event?

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      August 24, 2021 1:02 pm

      First time on record apparently. Further research suggests “records” started in 1950!

      • dearieme permalink
        August 24, 2021 1:22 pm

        “Greenland: Rain fell at summit for first time on record – CNN”

        “The same thing happened in 1933 and 1950.”

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        August 25, 2021 8:06 am

        My theory is that warm periods end with generally cooler conditions punctuated by short periods of exceptionally warm conditions. Thus the Alarmists may be correct that extremes are increasing, but what they don’t say is that increasing extreme temperatures with little or no increase in average temperatures must mean falling temperatures the rest of the time.

    • bobn permalink
      August 24, 2021 3:02 pm

      Appears it was a brief event lasting a few hours. It is mid summer after all. Of course we have no idea how often its happened in the past as there are few recording stations in that sparsely populated land, and we have not recorded there for long.
      Probably snowing again today.

    • Matt Dalby permalink
      August 26, 2021 1:53 am

      Simple explanation, WEATHER!
      A small amount of rain that, causes partial melting of the surface layers of snow, all of which then refreezes will add to the total mass of the ice sheet as well as consolidating the snow and making more resistant to future melting. All in all a positive for the expansion of the ice sheet.
      This is another example of the MSM cherry picking isolated events to promote a particular agenda. The melt season in Greenland is almost over for this year, and it looks like total mass gain for the past 12 months will be pretty close to average, i.e. no sign of catastrophic melting or move along now, nothing to see here.

  5. 2hmp permalink
    August 24, 2021 12:23 pm

    Don;t be stupid – 97% of scientists say its hotter now than ever and it is our fault, and they are the ‘experts’ .Are you sure the debris was not put there by climate deniers ?

    • Arminius permalink
      August 25, 2021 10:22 am

      That australian research was full with bias!
      You ever read things you don’t like!

  6. Broadlands permalink
    August 24, 2021 1:19 pm

    Norse/Viking artifacts…

    “The summer of 2014 was hectic in this respect. In Oppland County alone, Pilø and his colleagues found 400 objects, now emerged from the deepfreeze.
    Among these were a horse skull and hiking staffs from the Viking Age. An arrow shaft found by the archaeologists is from the Stone Age.
    An ancient route over the mountains once passed by the glacier where Lars Pilø and his colleagues conducted field work. People crossed the mountains with livestock, and went back and forth to their high summer farms – or simply travelled from one place to another. They have left a wide array of artefacts in their wake over the centuries, to the delight of 21st century archaeologists.
    “We often find things associated with hunting. There are also ordinary objects such as mittens and shoes and the skeletons of horses that died on the trek across the mountains. This makes it a real thrill,” says Pilø.”

  7. Jack Broughton permalink
    August 24, 2021 1:55 pm

    Ah, but, the IPCC have written-out the MWP and the LIA so they do not count. The gobbledegook in their report is as below: –

    ” *** The terms “Little Ice Age” and “Medieval Warm Period” (or “Medieval Climate Anomaly”) are not used extensively in this report because the timing of these episodes is not well defined and varies regionally. Since AR5, new proxy records have improved climate reconstructions at decadal scale across the last millennium. Therefore, the dates of events within these two roughly defined periods are stated explicitly when possible.”

    In other words we believe what we want to believe and reject anything else.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      August 24, 2021 3:04 pm

      Yes, Steve McIntyre has torn into on this one where in sciency language they actually admit to leaving anything out of their hookey stick that doesn’t conform to what they want. And yet it is still a belief that the IPCC is a science group.

      Thus as well as leaving out what they don’t like from the reconstructions, they also ignore over 100 papers that have shown the presence of the MWP in the southern hemisphere as this contradicts their claim that it was only local.

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        August 25, 2021 8:00 am

        A global MWP destroys their entire edifice. Yet the evidence for a global MWP is far stronger than the evidence there wasn’t one. And most of them know it.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      August 25, 2021 7:56 am

      Vast amounts of evidence from history, art, literature, geography, archaeology, biology and other areas for both the LIA and MWP but these clowns have a few trees that show they never existed. And they ignore any trees or shells that show otherwise. The IPCC skates on wafer thin ice.

  8. August 24, 2021 3:08 pm

    Arneborg J, Norbverne i Grönland 1988
    Guldager Ole, Brattahliđ Reconsidered. Some thoughts on the Social Structure of Medieval Norse Greenland, and the Location of Brattahliđ, Archaeologia Islandica 2002:74
    Jansen Henrik M, A critical account of the written and archaeological sources’ evidence concerning the Norse settlements in Greenland, Meddelelser om Grönland 182:4, 1972
    McGovern Thomas H, Bones, Building and Boundaries: Palaeoeconomic Approaches to Norse Greenland
    Rousell A, Farms and churches in the Medieval Norse settlement of Greenland, Meddelelser of Grönland 86(1)
    The Roman Church in Norse Greenland, editor G F Bigelow,
    ”The Norse of the North Atlantic, Acta Archaeologica 61(1991) page 142-150 Köpenhamn [From Arneborg],1991

  9. August 24, 2021 3:12 pm

    The history of Greenland, 985 AD- (in Swedish)

  10. August 31, 2021 4:03 pm

    That was caused by the fashion for sedan-chairs. The exhaust from the two carrier guys was 99% methane, which warmed the whole planet. OR, just maybe it’s all part of a natural cycle, up and down, over which WE have NO input or control!

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