Holocene Temperature Histories of Northern and Southern Norway
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The results of Lilleøren et al.'s amalgamating of the many different data sets they employed in their analyses are plotted below for both Northern and Southern Norway.
Figure 1. Anomalies of Northern Norway's mean annual, January and July temperatures over the course of the Holocene relative to 1961-1990. Adapted from Lilleøren et al. (2012).
Figure 2. Anomalies of Southern Norway's mean annual, January and July temperatures over the course of the Holocene relative to 1961-1990. Adapted from Lilleøren et al. (2012).
In viewing Figures 1 and 2, it is obvious that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about present-day temperatures in both Northern and Southern Norway, in contradiction of climate-alarmist claims to the contrary regarding Earth's current climatic state. In addition, it can be seen that after the planet finally emerged from the last great period of glaciation, the coldest interval of the current interglacial occurred during the depths of the Little Ice Age, which prevailed just prior to the warming that ushered the planet into its current period of warmth, which is still far less than that of much of the prior part of the record. And as a result of this fact, there would appear to be nothing unusual about the Earth warming a good deal more than it already has sometime in the near future, without any need to invoke anthropogenic CO2 emissions as an explanation for the warming.
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