50 Non-Hockey Stick Graphs Quash Modern ‘Global’ Warming Claims
By Kenneth Richard on 27. September 2016
We are told the globe is rapidly and dangerously warming, and that this rapid and
dangerous warming has been predominantly caused by the steep rise in anthropogenic
CO2 emissions that began about the mid-1940s.
We even have a widely-recognized “hockey stick” graph of the Northern Hemisphere
— created by Michael Mann in the late 1990s and popularized by the IPCC (2001) —
to “prove” that modern warming has been synchronously global in scale, as well as
rapid, dangerous, and perhaps even unprecedented (“the warmest on record”).
There is a problem with this paradigm, however. An enormous problem.
That is, when scientists reconstruct sea surface temperatures (SST) and land surface
temperatures and deep ocean heat content from the paleoclimate record (hundreds to
thousands of years ago) using existing physical proxy evidence, and when they use
this same physical evidence to reconstruct the modern temperatures, the rapid and
dangerous warming trend that mysteriously forms a hockey stick shape for recent decades
seems to just simply . . . disappear. In its place is a modern record of temperatures
from locations all over the world that looks like anything but a rapidly warming,
dangerous, and unprecedented hockey stick. Instead, the paleoclimate record reveals
the opposite: large regions of the Earth were significantly warmer than they are
now for most of the last several thousand years.
Below is a compilation of 50 temperature graphs from peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Some graphs indicate that (a) post-1940s temperatures actually declined slightly
many regions of the world rather than rose rapidly — the opposite of what climate
models had predicted. All the graphs show that (b) modern (post-1940s) temperatures
aren’t any warmer than the decades and centuries and millennia prior to the steep
increase in anthropogenic CO2 emissions, and in some locations even the Little Ice
Age temperatures (1400s to 1800s AD) were warmer than modern. Finally, these 50
graphs clearly show that (c) the conceptualization of global-scale warming, or a
globally synchronous rise in temperatures for the vast majority of the Earth’s land
and oceanic locations in modern times . . . is not scientifically supportable.
In many parts of the world, today’s temperatures are still among the coldest they’ve
been in the last several thousand years according to these graphs. Sea levels,
in turn, are at some of the lowest levels of the last 8,000 years; relative sea levels
were 1 to 4 meters higher than they are now just a few thousand years ago. Where
warming has occurred, it’s been modest and slight, not rapid and dangerous. Perhaps
this is why the “hide the decline” phenomenon became so necessary for hockey stick-favoring
But perhaps advocates of rapid and dangerous global warming caused by humans need
not worry about this lack of scientific support for modern hemispheric- and global-scale
hockey sticks. Because although scientists have revealed that many locations around
the world have not been warming, there are other parts of the ocean and surface that
indeed have been warming. And that warming, yes that warming, in those locations,
could be said to have been caused by humans.