Our Planet Has Enjoyed 10 Warm Periods During The Past 10,000 Years

There is absolutely nothing unusual about today’s so-called global warming or if you prefer climate change.


Look at how many periods of warmth our planet has enjoyed during the past 10,000 years alone.

Civilizations flourished during those warm periods and collapsed when they ended.

  • Did humans cause the Minoan warm period of about 3,300 years ago?
  • Did humans cause the Roman warm period of about 2,100 years ago?
  • Did humans cause the Medieval warm period of about 1,000 years ago?
  • What about all of those other warm periods? Should we blame Fred Flintstone?

Now, look at where we are today at the far right side of the graph.  Note how warm the past has been.

If the downward trend in temperature of the past 3,300 years continues, we could be in a heap of trouble. While our leaders keep on wringing their collective hands over global warming, we could be blindsided by an ice age.

All the lefty talk about human-caused global warming is sheer nonsense. The record shows that both periods of warmth – and periods of cold – hit our planet with almost consistent regularity.


The above chart is based on data from GISP2 (Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2). GISP2 drilled cores into the Greenland ice more than 3000 meters (almost 2 miles) deep, allowing scientists to study climate variability for the past 125,000 years.

H/T to Ice Age Now for the information.

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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