Williams, Joel Mann
May 05, 2015
This paper has been updated (7-pages).
Further observations about global temperatures and modeling are included. Reference and comment about a recent (2015) climate conference in Santa Fe, NM are included. An added figure compares the current "global warm period" to those of the previous three; beginning at -1.5C below current and ending -1.5C below the same. The initial warming is rapid (roughly 2C/500-years) while the cooling during the last half of the cycle is slow (roughly -2C/6000-years). Planet earth did not see the excessive warming of past cycles during the current heating. It should now be very near the end of a typical 12,000-year "global heat wave", however, since it has been in it for 11,400 years.
The 422,800-year Antarctic Vostok Ice Core data is still related to a "free-range" roaming model for mankind. A link to the YouTube video showing the interaction of the two in 4228 frames, each representing a 100-yr average, is retained.