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Cobb's "Cool" Medieval Pacific

I noted yesterday that Allen [2006] did not contain any new data supporting the idea of a "cool medieval Pacific", but that it was based primarily on a paper by Kim Cobb et al [2003] based, as it turns out, on two individual corals at Palmyra Island (6N) – one dated to the 10th century […]

Allen and the "Cool" Medieval Pacific

A press release for Allen (Current Anthropology 2006) has been referred to as showing that there was a “cool” medieval Pacific – thus supporting the view of the Team that the MWP was an incoherent dog’s breakfast. I was wondering if an anthropology professor had actually generated new paleoclimate records – it seemed unlikely, but […]