Discoveries in the ice reveal our planet’s fluctuating, never static climate history

This puts in context any claims that 20th-century warming is somehow unusual and alarming. It is not – it is business as usual for Earth’s climate.

Discoveries in the ice reveal our planet’s fluctuating, never static, climate history

By Ptolemy2

During WW2 a macabre find was made 16,000 feet up in Indian mountains – a lake full of corpses. Later scientific analysis would date them to the 9th century AD – at the start of the Medieval Warm Period about 1000 years ago. They had been killed by large hail-stones.

What is interesting about this is that the lake corpses had remained hidden in ice for the several centuries of the intervening Little Ice Age, only emerging part of the year from ice in the current warm period – in 1942. More evidence – for those with eyes to see – of climate oscillation over the period of a thousand years.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-skeleton-lake-of-roopkund-india

Another story of death on the ice came more recently from Siberia. In 2016 there was an outbreak of the deadly bacterial disease anthrax among reindeer and their herders in Siberia. It was not from human weaponized pathogens, but a natural event. A reindeer had died of (natural) anthrax 75 years ago and its body was iced over, only to be thawed out in 2016.

This shows once again a window on natural climate oscillation, this time the approximately 60-year wavelength of the ocean driven Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/anthrax-western-siberia-outbreak-reindeer-corpse-blamed-a7164821.html

Climate oscillates naturally over a range of different timescales. Such fractal-like behavior with time is to be expected of a dynamic and complex chaotic system. This puts in context any claims that 20th-century warming is somehow unusual and alarming. It is not – it is business as usual for earth’s climate.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Way back in those days before airplanes,cars, ships and subs long before the widespread use of fossil fuels that some useful idiots want left in the ground in the days before Al Bore Leonardo DiCaprio Laurie David Barack Obama,the Useless Nations before Greenpeace,NRDC,EDF, and all the Eviromentalists wackos when there was the Medeval Warm Period

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    David Lewis

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    Climate alarmists don’t want to acknowledge that the climate is always changing. They want everyone to believe to current changes are only happening because of mankind’s emissions so they can force drastic changes in our energy use and thus our entire society.

    However, beyond climate change, it is man’s tendency to believe many things have always been as they are. At one time the mountains were always there as they are now. The continents were always in the current positions. The same belief was with rivers and lakes. Thus the belief that if left alone climate wouldn’t change has some help from the way we naturally think.

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