New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming spike

A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs near the town of Kulusuk in eastern Greenland on Aug. 15, 2019. A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 indicates that the giant northern island is 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) hotter than its 20th-century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years, according to newly analyzed ice core data.

(AP) — A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 indicates that the giant northern island is 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than its 20th-century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years, according to newly analyzed ice core data.

Until now, Greenland ice cores — which provide a glimpse into long-running temperatures — hadn’t shown much of a clear signal of global warming on the remotest north-central part of the island, at least compared to the rest of the world. But the ice cores also hadn’t been updated since 1995. Newly analyzed cores, drilled in 2011, show a dramatic rise in temperature in the previous 15 years, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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Judd Grossman

Constant stream of articles warning about global warming are a form of propaganda designed to scare us into ineffectual Green New Deal policies that will bankrupt us, rob us of our freedom, and empower China while doing little to change the course of climate change.

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