02 Oct 2004 Global Warming Quiz
During what time period did the annual mean temperature increase from about 7 degrees C to over 10 degrees C?
A. As the last ice age ended
B. The early 1700s
C. The late 1900s
D. A and C
E. It has never happened
Answer: B. From 1695-1733, the annual mean temperature as measured in central England rose from 7.25 degrees C to 10.47 degrees C.
I’ll leave it to my environmentalist friends to explain how such a thing could happen prior to the Industrial Revolution.