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Comment Re:Sea ice extent in Medieval Warm Period? (Score 1) 105

The medieval warm period did not affect sea ice at all.

It also did not affect the global temperature at all.
On your weird definition of global?

It was a localized effect in such a small area that the global average didn't even move.
No it wasn't. We just have no data about the _global_ temperature at that time, but we have reports from many places of the world, notable China and Japan that it was warmer than normal there, too. So: very likely it was at least on the northern hemisphere a global phenomenon.

So: the lack of written evidence, because we have none from Inka, Australians, Africans, does not mean it did not happen there.

And: if you talk about a/the medieval warm period, it would be cool to add which one you mean. There where three AFAICT.

Comment Re:Conflict of interest (Score 1) 182

So basically all the money the government has collected as fines and penalties is distributed evenly to all taxpayers. That money was collected as compensation for crimes against society, and this way it gets distributed back to society.

Even your seventh-grade Social Studies teacher wouldn't buy that as having any chance of happening. An empiricist would say that you're being farmed for tax money to be distributed to political cronies for favor and power and that this recalibration is a response to simmering unrest which is building due to the abuse.

They have the right idea in Britain - there they climb the pole, throw an old tire around the red light camera, fill it full of diesel fuel, and light it up. At least some of their citizens realize that red light cameras haven't really ever been about safety, except on the overt marketing literature.

Comment Re:Junk Science (Score 1) 363

Tibet is in the Himalaya.
Of course they have perma frost areas. This type is called "altitude perma frost".

North of China is Russia ... and it takes thousands of miles till you reach arctic or so called "latitude perma frost" in the north.

However I'm unsure about the north/east tip of China, it is quite northward.

Comment Re:This will be denied by all the idiots (Score 1) 363

Yes, I saw the part about "forests extending to the south pole"

But it is IMHO wrong. It is unlikely that a tree can grow at a place where it has a 3 month total night. Antarctica was covered in forests before it reached its position at the south pole. When it was there most likely only the edges were under forests.

On the other hand it is thinkable that trees at those times had a different metabolism than our times trees. Trees in our times basically shut down because of the cold. Perhaps they also can shut down because of lack of light? Or don't really need to shut down as long as it is warm enough?

Anyway, if we talk about "the south pole" as 0" position on earth: it is extremely unlikely that there ever was a forest.

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