Warmish Greenland

11 Jun 2018

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180604151150.htm ... the preservation of flies in mud on Greenland show that two interglacial periods witnessed a warming of the climate close to the modern ice sheet. Temperatures were somewhat warmer than today - and this is projected to have been significant. Lake muds that survived the last Ice Age (its entirety) has the remains of common flies. Temperature during the early Holocene (11,000 to 8,000 years ago) as well as the last interglacial period (130,000 to 116,000 years ago) averaged in the 50s , where nowadays they hover in the 30s and lower 40s fahrenheit. The piece is hedged in alarmist conjecture and I suppose it should come under climate change rather than a science subject. It may be due to the press release rather than the actual research paper - or perhaps the authors are angling for further funding by somebody with deep pockets (the climate change big earners). Apparently, because sea levels rose significantly in the North Atlantic in the early Holocene this is projected to be factored into modifications of the climate models, on the basis that reductions in Greenland ice accounts for most of that sea level rise. Assumptions dumped on top of assumptions. No wonder the models don't work.