The bottom black line shows his 1855 “present”, and it intersects the red line in the same places as his chart.

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It shows essentially the same temperatures as Cuffy and Clow (1997) but with somewhat greater detail.

What both of these temperature curves show is that virtually all of the past 10,000 years has been warmer than the present.

Here’s his conclusion: So where do the 1934/1998/2010 warm years rank in the long-term list of warm years?

Of the past 10,500 years, 9,100 were warmer than 1934/1998/2010.

Most of the last 10,000 years were warmer Even if the warming were as big as the IPCC imagines, it would not be as dangerous as Mr. After all, recent research suggests that some 9,100 of the past 10,500 years were warmer than the present by up to 3 Celsius degrees: yet here we all are.

(Christopher Monckton)This argument is based on the work of Don Easterbrook who relies on temperatures at the top of the Greenland ice sheet as a proxy for global temperatures.

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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. This argument uses temperatures from the top of the Greenland ice sheet.

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