[LMB] Effects of "Global Warming"

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Tue Sep 13 07:16:20 BST 2011

On Sep 12, 2011, at 4:52 PM, Greg Hennessy wrote:
>> Who said that the optimum global temperature was in 1850 and not during the
>> Roman or Medieval warm periods, both warmer than now?
> I don't agree that the Midieval warm period was warmer than now. If you want to
> say it was as warm as it was in 1900, I'd not argue, but that's a different
> point.

Please remember that (in at least the North Atlantic area) there was a minor Ice Age (so I've read) in the 16th C. Note how heavily everyone seems to be dressed, compared to the 14th & 15th, and then the 19th centuries.

As to the Roman warm period, how warm or cold were the lands north of the Alps at that time?

A. Marina Fournier
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