|Authored by: Wol on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 04:17 PM EDT|
|Well, given that the Arctic ice cap is now predicted to be going to disappear in|
the next year or two ... I don't think that's thought ever to have happened
since the recent iceage era started ... other evidence implies that - absent
human interference - we should have been starting a slide into a mini ice-age or
even a full-blown one 50 years ago or so ...
Okay, the fact that MOST years since the seventies have been record breakers
(since about 1980, over half of the "hottest years so far" have been
in the previous decade) isn't actually evidence that temperatures have been
higher in previous interglacials.
But as far as I am aware, estimated temperatures from isotope ratios in ice
cores do show that temperatures are at their highest for quite a long time.
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