Eighteenth Century Global Warming

Written by Drew on August 5th, 2008

A new source for climate studies has yielded an interesting find: global warming in the eighteenth century. The Register reports on the results of combing through thousands of British Navy ship logs from 1670 to 1850:

A climate prof noted for data mining of archived ships’ logs has produced further insights into global warming. Dr Dennis Wheeler of Sunderland Uni says his latest analysis shows sudden warming of the North Atlantic and Europe – much like that seen in recent times – during the 1730s.

This, Wheeler believes, shows that widespread rises in temperature of the kind recorded lately can be caused naturally.

I’ve said so much about this in the past, that I don’t care to elaborate any more on this now. Suffice it to say that there are usually three sides to every story: one extreme, the other extreme, and the truth in between.


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