Is it better to be warmer? Or to be colder?
Generally speaking NCTCS blogger would say warmer is better.
NCTCS blogger took the photo at right on Saturday November 3. It is a section of the Great Wall of China and the temperature that day reached around 15ºC.
The next day, blizzard conditions hit that area of Northern China. Tragically three Japanese tourists perished on a section of the Great Wall on the Sunday.
The UK Mailonline informs us that (link)
THREE elderly Japanese tourists died after being trapped in sudden heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China, officials in Beijing and Tokyo said on Monday.The bodies of two women, aged 62 and 68, were found on Sunday evening while the body of a 76-year-old man was retrieved on Monday afternoon.
An international team including scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has published a reconstruction of the climate in northern Europe over the last 2,000 years based on the information provided by tree-rings. The team was led by Professor Jan EsperMore than 2,500 people in England and Wales are likely to perish from cold in the week leading up to Christmas, experts said today.The forecast from the Faculty of Public Health and Met Office comes amid renewed concern over the plight of the poor and vulnerable during cold snaps.Each winter, a larger proportion of Britons die because of unseasonable cold weather than in either Finland or Russia.
Climate in northern Europe reconstructed for the past 2,000 years: Cooling trend calculated precisely for the first time
"We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low," says Esper. "Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy, as they will influence the way today's climate changes are seen in context of historical warm periods."
The new study has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
"This figure we calculated may not seem particularly significant," says Esper. "However, it is also not negligible when compared to global warming, which up to now has been less than 1°C. Our results suggest that the large-scale climate reconstruction shown by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) likely underestimate this long-term cooling trend over the past few millennia."The Alarmists should be preparing us for colder times ahead.