Fact #16

The current warming trend is neither unusual nor unprecedented (Part 1).

Promoters of man-made climate catastrophe state categorically that our current temperature is “unusual and unprecedented” on a scale of thousands of years. This chart of the last 10,000 years of temperature data may be the most substantial piece of evidence that the modern warming is neither unusual nor unprecedented. Rather, it is very similar to nine other warming trends of the last 10,000 years. For more than 6,100 years (or 60%) of the current interglacial warm period, the temperature was warmer than it is today. Of the nine earlier significant periods of warming since the end of the last ice age, five had higher rates of temperature increase and seven had larger total increases in temperature. Moreover, each of the previous warming cycles experienced significantly higher temperatures than today. It should be clear, based on this chart, that our current warming trend is a natural and predictable result of our fortunate exit out of the Little Ice Age.

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