The hockey stick in perspective
This is must reading that will take you five minutes and alter your entire view of the warming issue. An article by J. Storrs Hall, presented in an abridged and easily digestible version here, looks at the hockey stick (the sharp increase in global average temperature since 1850) in a time line that extends from the year 1400 to the present. The hockey stick looks like a big deal. Then Hall expands the graph back to the year 1000, thus showing the Medieval Warm Period, and suddenly the hockey stick is not such a big deal any more; it’s dwarfed by the MWP. (You can click on each graph to get a larger version of it.) Then he expands the graph to a range of the last 4,000 years, and we realize that even the Medieval Warm Period is far from the warmest period during historical times.
The notion that global temperatures are catastrophically increasing toward some unprecedented disaster turns out to be not just mistaken, not just exaggerated, but a total lie, a transparent fraud. Yet this transparent fraud is considered a “settled truth” by the powers-that-be of the present world order, and they want to use this fraud to gain dictatorial control over our economy and impoverish us and transfer our wealth to incompetent Third World peoples.
Jeff W. writes:
You write:LA replies:
You’re right. Thank you for the revision. I actually was thinking when I wrote that sentence that it wasn’t complete, because it left out the fact that such transfer-of-wealth arrangements exist primarily for the well being of the people running them, not for the “poor.”December 10
LA to Larry G., who sent the article:
Larry, how did you come upon that article?Larry G. replies:
I check the main website, Watts Up With That, every day. I also get Twitter alerts each time they post a new article. I referenced the site in an earlier comment on global warming.LA replies:
Well, it was a great find. Thank you for sending it. Mark Richardson was also impressed by it.Larry G. replies:
I can’t resist pointing out that the warming alarmists, by concentrating on a few cherry-picked tree rings, have literally lost sight of the forest for the trees. You pose a good question, and I don’t know the answer. It might best be posed to the people at that blog, since the bloggers there know much more about the subject than I do.
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