|The Minoan Warming Period [mid-Holocene Climatic Optimum] occurred about 3000 years ago. Image from Only 9.098 of the last 10,500 years were warmer than 2010.|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
New paper finds extreme floods and droughts occurred in China when CO2 was "safe"
A paper published today in The Holocene finds "extraordinary droughts and floods were parts of the [entirely natural] climate variability" in Northwest China between 3200 and 3000 years ago during the mid-Holocene Climatic Optimum. The paper examines sedimentary records to document flooding 4.5 to 5 times the size of the largest measured flood since 1934. The paper adds to thousands of others documenting natural 'climate change' and extraordinary 'extreme weather' prior to any possible effect of man-made CO2.
Sedimentary records of extraordinary floods at the ending of the mid-Holocene climatic optimum along the Upper Weihe River, China
Posted by MS at 9:52 AM