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Climate 'warmest for millennium' (BBC News)
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Edited on Thu Feb-09-06 10:27 PM by Up2Late
(I'm sure the Global Warming deniers will still say 1,200 Years back is still not enough, but I guess just add this study to the mounting pile of evidence)

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 19:25 GMT

Climate 'warmest for millennium'

By Paul Rincon
BBC News science reporter

In the late 20th Century, the northern hemisphere experienced its most widespread warmth for 1,200 years, according to the journal Science.

The findings support evidence pointing to unprecedented recent warming of the climate linked to greenhouse emissions. University of East Anglia researchers measured changes in fossil shells, tree rings, ice cores and other past temperature records or "proxies".

They also looked at people's diaries from the last 750 years. Timothy Osborn and Keith Briffa of UEA analysed instrument measurements of temperature from 1856 onwards to establish the geographic extent of recent warming.

Then they compared this data with evidence dating back as far as AD 800. The analysis confirmed periods of significant warmth in the Northern Hemisphere from AD 890 - 1170 (the so-called "Medieval Warm Period") and for much colder periods from 1580 - 1850 (the "Little Ice Age").

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  -Climate 'warmest for millennium' (BBC News) Up2Late  Feb-09-06 09:53 PM   #0 
  - If we send this article to  burrowowl   Feb-09-06 10:01 PM   #1 
  - Nahh, it'll just spur the Raptards to even greater heights of stupidity.  hatrack   Feb-09-06 10:28 PM   #2 
  - this stuff is about to bite wall street on the ass.  xchrom   Feb-10-06 05:41 AM   #3 
  - Yeah could you imagine the ocean level actually flooding Wall St. and New  Blue_Forney05   Feb-10-06 09:56 AM   #4 
  - at least it's not going to be boring-  QuestionAll   Feb-10-06 12:28 PM   #15 
  - World is warmer than it has been for 1200 years  RedEarth   Feb-10-06 10:15 AM   #5 
  - Bush still has his head up his ass...  benburch   Feb-10-06 10:15 AM   #6 
  - Can I LOL and go EWWWW simultaneously? nt  babylonsister   Feb-10-06 10:15 AM   #7 
  - But I thought global warming wasn't  babylonsister   Feb-10-06 10:15 AM   #8 
  - No rain since October 18th. Fires are going on in AZ now.  Neshanic   Feb-10-06 10:15 AM   #9 
     - What part of AZ are you in?  phusion   Feb-10-06 10:31 AM   #10 
  - A more in-depth look at the study  Viking12   Feb-10-06 10:48 AM   #11 
     - thank you for the site -- i don't understand half of it  xchrom   Feb-10-06 11:09 AM   #12 
        - You're welcome!  Viking12   Feb-10-06 11:19 AM   #13 
           - I would be interested in your comments on a theory of mine...  benburch   Feb-10-06 12:10 PM   #14 
              - Soot is certainly a contributor, but not the dominant factor  Viking12   Feb-10-06 01:09 PM   #16 
              - Thank you!  benburch   Feb-10-06 02:45 PM   #17 
              - That raises an interesting question, if you think back to the late 19th...  Up2Late   Feb-10-06 10:40 PM   #18 

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