Interesting historical round-up from Paul Homewood, which concludes:
‘There is no written law of nature that says glaciers should be the size they were in Victorian times.’
Update – see also the follow-up post: Rapid Retreat Of Glaciers In Early 20thC
By Paul Homewood
From HH Lamb’s “Climate, History and the Modern World”
We know that sea levels have risen since the late 19thC, and that much of this is due to melting of glaciers and ice sheets. However, we also know that the same glaciers were growing rapidly during the Little Ice Age, so can we say that 20thC sea level rise is anything other than a natural process?
Let’s remind ourselves of just how great and widespread this glacial advance was.
The history of glacial advance in the European Alps is well documented. Historian, Brian Fagan, offers us this horrifying account:
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