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Vikings arrived in Greenland during warm period

like today's


Then came a cold snap and they disappeared
 

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30  May 11 - "Vikings arrived in Greenland in the 980s, during a warm period like the present," says this article on Reuters.

A warm period such as today's!

Does that mean that we're not experiencing "unprecedented" global warming as the would-be dictators at the United Nations would have us believe?

The Viking settlers flourished. But then came a cold snap in Greenland in the 12th century.

This cold snap may help explain why the Vikings vanished from the island, says a new study in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Average temperatures plunged 4 degrees Celsius (7F) in a period of only 80 years beginning about 1100, says William D'Andrea of Brown University, lead author of the study.

That would be like having today's average temperatures in Edinburgh, Scotland, tumble to match those in Reykjavik, Iceland, said D'Andrea. It would be a huge setback to crop and livestock production.

"Conflicts with indigenous Inuit, a search for better hunting grounds, economic stresses and natural swings in climate, perhaps caused by shifts in the sun's output or volcanic eruptions, could all be factors," the article continues.

"The study also traced even earlier swings in the climate to the rise and fall of pre-historic peoples on Greenland."

Did you catch that? "Natural swings in climate, perhaps caused by shifts in the sun's output or volcanic eruptions, could all be factors."

Does this mean that maybe, just maybe, climate change could be a natural phenomenon?

And did you notice that even earlier swings in climate can be linked to the rise and fall of pre-historic peoples on Greenland?

These climate swings have nothing to do with human activity. We're just a gnat on the back of a giant.

We're the hobo standing on top of the engine. It may look like we're driving the train, but we're just along for the ride.

It's a cycle, it's a cycle, it's a cycle!

See entire article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110530/sc_nm/us_climate_greenland
Thanks to Christy Faye for this link

 

 
 
 



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