Tell us something new

Prehistoric Swiss villagers display their catch

Prehistoric Swiss villagers display their catch

Study concludes that things were warmer in Roman, medieval times.

If you think the Earth is hot now, try wearing plate armor in the Middle Ages.

A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in [the Roman era] and the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming.

The study, by scientist Leif Kullman, analyzed 455 “radiocarbon-dated mega-fossils” in the Scandes mountains and found that tree lines for different species of trees were higher during the Roman and Medieval times than they are today. Not only that, but the temperatures were higher as well.

All other things being equal, adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere will have a warming effect on the planet,” Judith Curry, a climatologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told the Los Angeles Times. “However, all things are never equal, and what we are seeing is natural climate variability dominating over human impact.

At least as far back as 2005 (and actually, far earlier) scientists were discovering entire prehistoric villages in the Swiss Alps as glaciers retreated: The Alps had far less ice from 5,000 – 850 BC., then froze up again until Roman Times and stayed open through the medieval period. 

None of this is news to the scientific community; all of it is ignored and suppressed, however. The science is settled, alright: the earth’s temperature fluctuates over time, independent of human activity.



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6 responses to “Tell us something new

  1. Today’s news is that Mexico has decided to un-nationalize parts of its oil, gas and energy sector. Everyone who works with the Mexican government oil monopoly PEMEX (as we do) knows it to be a huge failure. Why else would Mexico decide upon this fundamental transformation after 75 years of government ownership? It is massively corrupt, inefficient, old-fashioned, polluting, and unable to develop Mexico’s enormous energy potential. Let’s step back and make some observations, which your media will miss. In 2013 how is it even possible to be a massive oil monopoly and be a FAILURE? By comparison, Exxon is a private supermajor oil company which earned $44 billion last year, and has 25 billion barrels of reserves. PEMEX is an oil monopoly with four times as much reserves (111 billion barrels). With the advantages of massive reserves, a big captive market, and no competitors, what accounts for PEMEX’s failure? Government ownership!

    The Progressives promise economic democracy, sharing of wealth, the oil belongs to everybody, management in the interests of the poor, transparency, blahblahblah….

    And they deliver failure, poverty, pollution, and waste of resources.

    Government failure, example #848,590.

    Now back to our Town-owned nursing home………

    • The same thing happened in Venezuela. Aramco stayed efficient because they make the American majors provide most of the talent. That and the fact that they cut your hand off if they catch you stealing.

    • towny

      Government failure???


      Tell it to the Chinese govt. If they stopped selling oil to the United States, you would be forced to ride a bike to work.

  2. AJ

    Global warming is all about global control. From the “Report from Iron Mountain”, a think tank study, released in 1966:

    In time of war, most citizens uncomplainingly accept their low quality of life and remain fiercely loyal to their leaders. If a suitable substitute for war is to be found, then it must also elicit that same reaction. Therefore, a new enemy must be found that threatens the entire world, and the prospects of being overcome by that enemy must be just as terrifying as war itself. The report is emphatic on that point: Allegiance requires a cause; a cause requires an enemy. This much is obvious; the critical point is that the enemy that defines the cause must seem genuinely formidable. Roughly speaking, the presumed power of the “enemy” sufficient to warrant an individual sense of allegiance to a society must be proportionate to the size and complexity of the society. Today, of course, that power must be one of unprecedented magnitude and frightfulness.

    The first consideration in finding a suitable threat to serve as a global enemy was that it did not have to be real. A real one would be better, of course, but an invented one would work just as well, provided the masses could be convinced it was real. The public will more readily believe some fictions than others. Credibility would be more important than truth. …”
    –from “The Doomsday Mechanism” “The Creature from Jekyll Island” page 521

    The final candidate for a useful global threat was pollution of the environment. This was viewed as the most likely to succeed because it could be related to observable conditions such as smog and water pollution—in other words, it would be based partly on fact and, therefore, be credible. Predictions could be made showing end-of-earth scenarios just as horrible as atomic warfare. Accuracy in these predictions would not be important. Their purpose would be to frighten, not to inform. It might even be necessary to deliberately poison the environment to make the predictions more convincing and to focus the public mind on fighting a new enemy, more fearful than any invader from another nation—or even from outer space. The masses would more willingly accept a falling standard of living, tax increases, and bureaucratic intervention in their lives as simply “the price we must pay to save Mother Earth.” If a vision of death and destruction from pollution could be implanted into the public subconscious mind, then the global battle against it could, indeed, replace war as the mechanism for control. Did the Report from Iron Mountain really say that? It certainly did—and much more. Here are just a few of the pertinent passages:
    When it comes to postulating a credible substitute for war … the “alternate enemy” must imply a more immediate, tangible, and directly felt threat of destruction. It must justify the need for taking and paying a “blood price” in wide areas of human concern. In this respect, the possible substitute enemies noted earlier would be insufficient. One exception might be the environmental-pollution model, if the danger to society it posed was genuinely imminent. The fictive models would have to carry the weight of extraordinary conviction, underscored with a not inconsiderable actual sacrifice of life…. It may be, for instance, that gross pollution of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass destruction by nuclear weapons as the principal apparent threat to the survival of the species. Poisoning of the air, and of the principal sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced, and at first glance would seem promising in this respect; it constitutes a threat that can be dealt with only through social organization and political power…. […]”
    –from “The Doomsday Mechanism” “The Creature from Jekyll Island” page 522-523

    The above is from the 2003 edition of the “Creature from Jekyll Island” @, available for free download in both PDF and Kindle versions. The 2010 version is available from Amazon.

  3. AJ

    Global Warming?

    “A powerful winter storm has blanketed many cities in the Middle East. The early snow, dubbed Alexa, surprised many residents.

    People build a snowman in front of the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Dec. 12, 2013. A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow, forcing police to block access to and from the city.”

    Article comes with lots of photos.