Alarmists claim man is causing the climate to become more variable extreme, but hundreds of published paleoclimate studies indicate today's climate is less variable and quite benign in comparison to the rest of the Holocene [past ~11,000 years]. A warmer climate decreases the temperature differentials between the poles and the tropics, and since temperature differentials, not absolute temperatures, drive all weather phenomena, a warmer climate will be a more benign climate with less extreme weather.
Friday, May 2, 2014
New paper finds extreme precipitation and flooding in Spain were much worse in the past
A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs precipitation of the Iberian Peninsula and finds the past 95 years from 1917-2012 experienced relatively low extreme precipitation and flooding in comparison to the past 665 years. The authors instead find two periods with much more frequent and extreme precipitation and flooding from 1347–1400 and 1844–1894 AD, which correlated to periods of relatively high solar activity. According to the authors, there is a "possible link of extreme rainfall to solar variability prior the 20th century."
Posted by MS at 1:04 PM