|Newest monthly reading on avg global temperature from satellite data is in.|
It's colder. drroyspencer.com
Since 2016 temp has gone from .87 degrees C above baseline (as defined by the 1981 - 2010 30 yr avg) to .18 degrees C above baseline. A .69 C (1.242 F) drop so far.
Keep in mind that we're starting from a lower baseline than that prior to the Little Ice Age.
The Little Ice Age is best known for its effects in Europe and the North Atlantic region. Alpine glaciers advanced far below their previous (and present) limits, obliterating farms, churches, and villages in Switzerland, France, and elsewhere. Frequent cold winters and cool, wet summers led to crop failures and famines over much of northern and central Europe. In addition, the North Atlantic cod fisheries declined as ocean temperatures fell in the 17th century.
During the early 15th century, as pack ice and storminess increased in the North Atlantic, Norse colonies in Greenland were cut off from the rest of Norse civilization; the western colony of Greenland collapsed through starvation, and the eastern colony was abandoned. Iceland became increasingly isolated from Scandinavia when the southern limit of sea ice expanded to encapsulate the island and locked it in ice for longer and longer periods during the year. Sea ice grew from zero average coverage before the year 1200 to eight weeks in the 13th century and 40 weeks in the 19th century.
-- ZERO AVERAGE ICE COVERAGE BEFORE THE YEAR 1200 -- This necessarily means it was MUCH warmer before 1200 than it ever has been since then. -- It's COLDER now than it was prior to the Little Ice Age. LESS TEMPERATURE DROP IS NOW REQUIRED TO PUT US BACK INTO ICE AGE CONDITIONS.
[Take special note of the temperature chart used by britannica. By their own statement about Arctic sea ice they know it was warmer during the Medieval Warm than it is now. But their chart blatantly LIES by absurdly showing a temperature in 2000 going higher than the Medieval Warm. If the chart were true, we'd have NO Arctic Sea Ice now. This is another installment in today's series on absurd lies coming from the global warming fraudsters.]
(Yet, somehow, during the Medieval Warm, Polar Bears did NOT go extinct with ZERO arctic sea ice cover. Somebody better alert Al Gore)
In North America between 1250 and 1500, the Native American cultures of the upper Mississippi valley and the western prairies began a general decline as drier conditions set in, accompanied by a transfer from agriculture to hunting. Over the same period in Japan, glaciers advanced, the mean winter temperature dropped 3.5 °C (6.3 °F), and summers were marked by excessive rains and bad harvests.