I think the Earth is warming and here is part of my historical proof.
From the book “Highlanders”, John Macleod, 1996, Hodder and Stoughton.
I started reading this book several years ago and then set it down and lost track of it. I remembered it again when my cousin, a young liberal who immigrated from Scotland to Canada wrote me to complain about our lack of participation in Kyoto. I finally found it again in my attic.
“Then the last ice age began. And Scotland was covered by an ice-cap whose edge ran 2,000 miles from Iceland to Norway. When it ended, so much water remained locked in the polar cap that the sea level was about 400 feet lower than today. A succession of climatic changes radically altered the flora and fauna of the Highlands. Yet even as late as 1000AD, Lewis was covered in scrub forest, according to Viking saga. Skye and Mull were well wooded as late as the 16th century.
Two climatic waggles occur in this historic era. Around AD 1000, before the Norman conquest of England, the climate of Europe became freakishly warm, and remained so for two centuries. Vineyards could flourish 300 miles further north than they can today. But there was a comeback. The period from 1430 to 1850 was so cold it has been dubbed the Little Ice Age. ……In our own century, between 1890 and 1938, there was an oscillation; sea temperature rose by half a degree, and there were apocalyptic prophecies that the whole Arctic might thaw, the sea level rise and half the cities in Europe be inundated.”
This is about all he writes about the temperature in the part I have read, after all it is a book about the Highlands, not the environment. Please note the dates, and please, please, try to blame President Bush for this…….or America for that matter. S**t happens, the earth has cycles, talk to me again in 300 years when your complaining about global chilling.
But the Earth is warming...and cooling...and warming....and cooling....blah, blah, blah.....