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Eric Holthaus
Our planet reached another miserable milestone earlier this week: Global sea ice fell to its lowest level since human civilization began more than 12,000 years ago.
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Watts Up With That 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
So civilization began in 1978 according to your graph? This is probably the most FUBAR assertion you have ever made.
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Eric Holthaus 15 Feb 18
Replying to @wattsupwiththat
I know it’s difficult, but you should read the linked article.
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Watts Up With That 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
No what's difficult is saying 12,000 years ago juxtaposed with a graph that is 40 years ago.
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Eric Holthaus 15 Feb 18
Replying to @wattsupwiththat
If you take the graph in context with all of the other multiple lines of evidence that current temperatures and ice levels exceed that of the past 12,000 years, like I do in the article, you’ll understand.
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Eric Holthaus 15 Feb 18
Replying to @wattsupwiththat
But there’s no use in talking with someone who refuses to acknowledge scientific proof, so I’ll let you work it out for yourself.
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Watts Up With That 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
I acknowledge all sorts of scientific proof, but a Tweet where 12KYR and 40YR are juxtaposed with since civilization started really is FUBAR. Speaking of FUBAR, did you get that extinction causing vasectomy you promised the world yet?
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James Temple 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
Do you mean, seasonally? Hard to believe we've set a record low in winter.
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Eric Holthaus 15 Feb 18
Replying to @jtemple
Nope, it’s an overall low. It’s winter in the southern hemisphere, and there’s more sea ice in the Antarctic than in the Arctic.
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Eric Holthaus 15 Feb 18
Replying to @jtemple
*summer in the southern hemisphere (sorry!)
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James Temple 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
Crazy. Thanks.
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Kirk Maxey 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
Just out of curiosity, could you please tell me the arctic sea ice extent, in millions of km^2, from 9,982 BCE? Thank you...
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Only Bernie Can Avert +4C Hellworld 15 Feb 18
I too believe that if we don't have precise measurements from long ago we cannot claim to know anything at all about its state.
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Kirk Maxey 15 Feb 18
Replying to @DanFmTo @EricHolthaus
Claiming precise knowledge is typical in intellectual fraud
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Steffen Christensen 15 Feb 18
Well, I can precisely tell you that the Earth was more than 100,000,000 kilometers from the Sun in 9,982 BCE, and less than 200,000,000. It turns out bounds are easier to have confidence in than precise quantiles.
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Dan Sideen 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
We have records going back 12000 years?
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💧 Boy from Oz 🇦🇺 15 Feb 18
Ice cores samples dude.
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Benny Vink 16 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus @Lisa_Bal
who measured it 12000 years ago ?
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Charles Johnson 16 Feb 18
Keith Richards was there
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ClimateVariability 15 Feb 18
Replying to @EricHolthaus
Very sad to hear this. Thankyou for the report
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