<![CDATA[By Kenneth Richard
Four reconstructions from the central and western High Arctic reveal July temperatures were about 1-2°C warmer than today during most of the 1st millennium and Medieval period (Tamo and Gajewski, 2019).
A few years ago, a chironomid reconstruction of Boothia Peninsula in the Canadian Arctic (Fortin and Gajewski, 2016
) revealed not only were today’s temperatures the coldest of the last 7000 years, but the last 150 years “do not indicate a warming during this time.”
The Canadian Arctic’s Baffin Island had 5°C warmer summer temperatures between 10,000 and 8000 years ago (Ilyashuk et al., 2011
). Somehow the polar bears managed to survive this sea-ice-free period.
Earlier this year, another Canadian Arctic reconstruction (Bajolle et al., 2019
) was published indicating temperatures were about 2-4.5°C warmer than today throughout the last 8500 years. Only 3 records mark temperatures colder than they are now.
Another new reconstruction of Arctic Canada temperatures cites 4 records indicating the Medieval Climate Anomoly (MCA) was about 1-2°C warmer than today (Tamo and Gajewski, 2019
This article appeared on the NoTricksZone website at https://notrickszone.com/2019/12/16/another-new-study-finds-the-canadian-arctic-was-about-1-2c-warmer-during-medieval-times/