Brad De Long
delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Jul 21 10:05:10 PDT 1998
>Hmmmm a difficult conundrum. 400 years ago the newscasts reported
>temperatures as hot as it is outside today! My understanding was in
>Shakespheare's time there was a qualitative difference in peoples
>attitude. For instance every house measured the temperature in the
>shade over the carriage entryway, and in the wine cellar. Peasants
>spent at least part of their day going from field to field faithfully
>recording the variation of local temperatures. This coupled with French
>weather satellites being launched in Africa were some of the first most
>reliable observations of earth temperatures then extent. After four
>hundred years those records have finally fallen. : )
Hubert H. Lamb (1965), "The Early Medieval Warm Epoch and Its Sequel,"
_Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology_ vol. 1, pp. 13-17.
D. Raynaud _et al._ (1993), "The Ice Core Record of Greenhouse Gases,"
_Science_ 259, pp. 926-34.
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