Tuesday, January 8, 2013
New paper finds New Mexico was warmer than the present during multiple periods in the past
A paper published today in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology reconstructs climate change in central New Mexico, USA over the past 12,800 years and finds mean annual temperatures were ~1°C warmer than the present during the Roman Warming Period 2,000 years ago, the Medieval Warming Period 1,000 years ago, as well as during other unnamed warming periods in the past. The paper also shows cold periods were relatively wet, and warm periods relatively dry, the opposite of the claims of climate alarmists. Furthermore, the paper shows that mean annual precipitation today is neither dry nor wet in comparison to the precipitation extremes over the past 4,000 years.
Posted by MS at 1:31 PM