Siberian Arctic Is Not Warming After All – July-Temps Are Hardly Different From Those Thousands Of Years Ago!

Sebastian Lüning’s and Fritz Vahrenholt’s Die kalte Sonne site today writes about a new peer-reviewed study that shows that the Arctic is not warming quickly after all. For years alarmist scientists have told us that nowhere is warming happening faster than in the Arctic. Wrong again!

Siberian Arctic in summer. Photo: Dr. Andreas Hugentobler, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Germany.

A study by an international team of scientists led by Germany’s Potsdam-based Alfred Wegener Institute was published in September in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. It’s a temperature reconstruction from the Siberian Arctic. By examining pollen, the scientists were able to determine the July temperatures for the transition zone between tundra and taiga over the last 12,000, i.e. the Holocene.

Now here’s the surprising result (quoted from the study’s abstract) my emphasis:

A climate reconstruction based on fossil pollen spectra from a Siberian Arctic lake sediment core spanning the Holocene yielded cold conditions for the Late Glacial (1–2 °C below present T-July). Warm and moist conditions were reconstructed for the early to mid Holocene (2 °C higher T-July than present), and climate conditions similar to modern ones were reconstructed for the last 4000 years. In conclusion, our modern pollen data set fills the gap of existing regional calibration sets with regard to the underrepresented Siberian tundra–taiga transition zone. The Holocene climate reconstruction indicates that the temperature deviation from modern values was only moderate despite the assumed Arctic sensitivity to present climate change.”

Die kalte Sonne site’s reaction:

One exciting result: Today’s summer temperatures are hardly different from the values of the last several thousand years and are even below those for much of the post ice-age time. The otherwise publicity hungry AWI unfortunately failed to even publish a press release on this remarkable new study.”

 

 

5 responses to “Siberian Arctic Is Not Warming After All – July-Temps Are Hardly Different From Those Thousands Of Years Ago!”

  1. DirkH

    “The otherwise publicity hungry AWI unfortunately failed to even publish a press release”

    When doing real science, be silent about it.
    When doing bogus science for the EU, ring the alarm bells.

    Empire of Lies; continent of lies. Destined to perish.

  2. Richard111

    Just imagine the reports if the temperature difference was the other way round!

  3. mwhite

    This is going to annoy the Guardian.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/Global-cooling-Arctic-ice-caps-grows-60-global-warming-predictions.html

    “Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year with top scientists warning of global COOLING”

  4. mwhite

    Strange claim by James Lovelock

    As for the cold winters experienced in the UK in recent years, he sees this as a more local effect. “I think – and a lot of others do too – it’s attributable to the melting of the floating ice up in the north,” he says. “Ice is pure water so when it melts it becomes fresh water not salt water, which is lighter, so it floats on the surface of the sea and drifts downwards [south]. That does two things, it makes the water off western Europe a lot cooler but, much more seriously, it stops the sinkholes that drive the Gulf Stream.”

    http://www.thegwpf.org/james-lovelock-global-warming-stalled/

    “Ice is pure water so when it melts it becomes fresh water not salt water”

    1. DirkH

      “Ice is pure water so when it melts it becomes fresh water not salt water”

      He is correct. When salt water freezes, it pushes the salt out of solution and the resulting brine sinks to the sea floor.
      See here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyWn1XJ9kTE