Talk:Little Ice Age

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Inappropriate data smoothing[edit]

Thoughts on this analysis?

"While the idea that Europe experienced a Little Ice Age is widespread, its statistical basis is at best exiguous, and appears to stem from inappropriate efforts to smooth data that are actually random. At the same time, most of the anecdotal evidence admits more simple explanations than climate change."Shtove (talk) 19:46, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Might be worth adding, reffing to their papers rather than (or as well as) this blog post. These are primary studies - ideally we'd use secondary academic sources which may not exist yet. Johnbod (talk) 13:31, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Can't do anything myself - touchy subject!Shtove (talk) 19:46, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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De-politicize article a little?[edit]

I was interested in information on the little ice age.

Instead of quality information just saying how much colder it was, that information is buried deep in the article.

And instead of a chart showing average temperature now to the present in degrees ...

... it has an unfriendly chart showing temperature variance which doesn't mean anything to me or probably most people.

Is there a particular reason this article can't have the average temperature and a decent chart? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:48, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

The chart at the top needs to be changed[edit]

The medieval warming period had temperatures warmer or the same as current temps. The chart shows some kind of wild variation from consensus data for the modern period. The source seems to be an interest group called "Berkeley Earth" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:48, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Nope, overall you're wrong. All the BEST. . . dave souza, talk 10:35, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

The chart is complete fiction. Medieval and Roman warm periods have both been documented in the Greenland Ice Cores as being 2°C warmer than present. This is acknowledged in science by everyone except Michael Mann for obvious reasons (it invalidates his fictional "hockey stick"). [1] (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


Recently, a theory on another Little Ice Age has been proposed in a different period - the Late Antique Little Ice Age (540s-650s). Shall we perhaps consider a more specific title to this article as well to distinct from Late Antique and other "little ice ages" (including the Bronze Age Cooling)?GreyShark (dibra) 05:47, 11 September 2016 (UTC)