Problems with Dimensions I: Regional is the new Global!

One of the biggest criticisms we deniers experience from so-called scientists is the claim that we equate regional (local) with global! For example, we tend to claim that 1934 is the hottest year on record by NASA. Hence there is no global warming. The so-called scientists claim that 1934 was the hottest year only regionally in the continental US, which occupies 2% of the earth's surface. Globally, the hottest year on the NASA record is 2005. Got the deception?

We deniers love the Romans. They went as far as northern England. As we know, Romans would only occupy areas that permitted wine growing. And they wore sandals and no pants. It is concluded that Britain was hotter than today in Roman times, and hence the global temperatures were higher!

We deniers particularly love the Vikings. Erik
the Red gave Greenland its name. The Vikings farmed there happily ever after until they were extinguished by starvation. Because the shores of Greenland were warmer than today in those days, global temperatures were higher than today, too. Logical? We wonder though: was Greenland greener or Erik the Red redder?

We deniers also love Robin Hood. Robin wore thin tights all year round in northern England. Therefore, the whole earth was much warmer in the 11th century compared to today. Got it? Also, the
Chinese Navy disproves global warming.

The Vikings and Robin Hood fall into the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), which occurred from about AD 950–1250. H.H. Lamb (1965) bases the MWP on data from the North Atlantic Region, bulk of data from northern Europe, mostly from central England. His T-t dataset ends in 1920 at a temperature anomaly well below the present one.

A study by Mann et al. (2009) finds that the MWP shows "warmth that matches or exceeds that of the past decade in some regions, but which falls well below recent levels globally". This confirms the MWP as regional temperature anomaly that is balanced by negative anomalies elsewhere. The MWP was followed by the Little Ice Age (LIA), a cooler period between the 16th to 19th century. The Thames froze over and glaciation increased in a number of widely spread regions outside of Europe, including the southern hemisphere. However, the timing of maximum glacial advances in these regions differs considerably, suggesting that they may represent largely independent regional climate changes, not a globally-synchronous increased glaciation. Thus current evidence does not support globally synchronous periods of anomalous cold or warmth over this time frame.

The Denier's Pictorial Review of Regional vs Global

According to the slogan "a picture tells more than a thousand words", below are examples illustrating the difference between regional and global!


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The Denier's Movie Clip on Regional vs Global

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