Do stalagmites grow from the ceiling or the floor of cave? Time is up ”“ they grow from the floor of caves (stalactites grow from the ceiling), but the key is that they grow over long periods of time. Some stalagmites are thousands of years old and if they are in just the […]
The folks over at World Climate Report have been very busy this month digesting recent climate research and presenting it in a readable form. For those of us who are more interested in the science rather than the politics, this makes for an interesting read. Most of the research papers they wrote about lend credence to the view that the global temperature has not been flat but has fairly wide flucuations in the past 10,000 years. If I am reading their article correctly, several different researchers confirm that it is likely that at multiple times in the last 10,000 years, we experienced temperature that exceeded today’s temperature.