Monday, August 04, 2008

Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories

More information for the Religion of Global Warming to ignore. Soon it will start to overwhelm them and they will be sad little figures on the floor whimpering in pain because they lack a natural mechanism for handling Facts that do not fit their Beliefs. Of course, that is why they take massive amounts of drugs to pad them from Reality and Facts. I almost pity the poor losers.

On the other hand, this is a great discovery. It will be interesting to see what the Facts show about climate change.


Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories - Telegraph: "The ships' logs of great maritime figures such as Lord Nelson and Captain Cook have cast new light on climate change by suggesting that global warming may not be an entirely man-made phenomenon.


By Tom Peterkin
Last Updated: 11:56AM BST 04 Aug 2008
Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories
A paper by Dennis Wheeler, a geographer based at Sunderland University, recounts an increasing number of summer storms over Britain in the late 17th century

Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of meteorological information contained in the detailed logs kept by those on board the vessels that established Britain's great seafaring traditition including those on Nelsons' Victory and Cook's Endeavour.

Every Royal Naval ship kept a detailed record of climate including air pressure, wind strength, air and sea temperature and major meteorological disturbances.

A group of academics and Met Office scientists has unearthed the records dating from the 1600s and examined more than 6,000 logs, which have provided one of the world's best sources for long-term weather data.

Their studies have raised questions about modern climate change theories. A paper by Dennis Wheeler, a geographer based at Sunderland University, recounts an increasing number of summer storms over Britain in the late 17th century.

Many scientists believe that storms are caused by global warming, but these were came during the so-called Little Ice Age that affected Europe from about 1600 to 1850.

The records also suggest that Europe saw a spell of rapid warming, similar to that experienced today, during the 1730s that must have been caused naturally.

"British archives contain more than 100,000 Royal Navy logbooks from around 1670 to 1850 alone," Mr Wheeler said. "They are a stunning resource. Global warming is a reality, but our data shows climate science is complex. It is wrong to take particular events and link them to carbon dioxide emissions.

"These records will give us a much clearer picture of what is really happening."
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2 comments:

Jay Alt said...

Don't let facts spoil a good story!

Quotes taken out of context are great fun.

Belisarius said...

Hi, Jay. Welcome to my blog

After reading the link you provided, I see that I did not have enough information. However, I still stand by my comments that the climate change is natural and has been happening forever. Man might have a very minor influence, but volcanos and earthquakes have much more influence than Mankind, with the Sun doing the most to influence the climate.

If you feel otherwise, you might have give proof.

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