|Vertical axis shows d18O, a proxy of temperature and precipitation. |
Horizontal axis is thousands of years before the present.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
New paper finds El Ninos were much more extreme in the past
A new paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs the climate of tropical Western Australia over the past 9,000 years and finds the intensity of the Indonesian–Australian summer monsoon (IASM), which is driven by ENSO/El Nino activity, has declined over the past 5,000 years since the Holocene Climate Optimum. The paper adds to many other peer-reviewed publications demonstrating that, contrary to claims of climate alarmists, present-day climate is less variable and less extreme than during most of the Holocene [the past ~11,000 years].
Posted by MS at 3:41 PM