The ‘Little Ice Age’ hundreds of years ago is STILL cooling the bottom of Pacific, researchers find

WUWT- As much of the ocean responds to the rising temperatures of today’s world, the deep, dark waters at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean appear to be doing the exact opposite.

A Harvard study has found that parts of the deep Pacific may be getting cooler as the result of a climate phenomenon that occurred hundreds of years ago.

Around the 17th century, Earth experienced a prolonged cooling period dubbed the Little Ice Age that brought chillier-than-average temperatures to much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Though it’s been centuries since this all played out, researchers say the deep Pacific appears to lag behind the waters closer to the surface, and is still responding to the Little Ice Age.

‘Climate varies across all timescales,’ said Peter Huybers, a professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

‘Some regional warming and cooling patterns, like the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period, are well known.

‘Our goal was to develop a model of how the interior properties of the ocean respond to changes in surface climate.’

The Medieval Warm Period was a period lasting between the 9th and 12th centuries during which Earth’s climate leaned on the warmer side.

It was followed not long after by the Little Ice Age, which lasted from the 16th through 19th century, though some argue it began even earlier.

According to researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University, this long-ago cooling period could still be showing its face in the temperatures of the deep ocean. more

3 Comments on The ‘Little Ice Age’ hundreds of years ago is STILL cooling the bottom of Pacific, researchers find

  1. Nothing proves global warming like plummeting ocean temperatures. Talk about settled science. I’m convinced. All I need now is one of those guns that fires backwards and a case of delicious tide pods.

  2. A few months ago it was the Indian Ocean.

    See, the heat goes down into the bottom of the Ocean causing the Earth (up at the surface and above) to warm! Or to cool, depending on what the temperatures are doing that month and how gullible the morons are that week. And the Carbon Dioxides (sneaky little devils that they are) may burrow under the water or climb the highest mountains; again, depending on how gullible the morons are that week.

    Science has nothing to do with any of this bullshit – it’s all “science” – not science – more along the Bill Nye and Kneel Y’Greasy Tyrone line of “science” than along the Schroedinger/Heisenberg line.

    TV’s entertainment – that’s all schlock – “Ancient Aliens” and “Lost Civilizations” (if it’s “lost” we can’t know about it – by definition) and that kind of bullshit.

    The idea is to keep the maggots marching around in circles while amassing fortunes for the likes of Gore, Obola, Jarrett, Carnahan, Axlerod, Emanuel, and their supporting stooges and toadies.

    Kinda funny that “Relativity” or “Superposition Principle” or “Uncertainty” never made anyone any money, isn’t it? Maxwell never got a dime out of electricity (Edison did, but he was an inventor). All the Globaloney Klimate Klowns invent is more bullshit (of which we have an abundance).

    izlamo delenda est …

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