Wednesday Wit – Cheers, Gavin!

Watts Up With That?

Josh writes: Here’s an odd thing.

Replying to Tweeter ‘Hot Topic’, who was highlighting this article in the Guardian, Gavin Schmidt said that there are “More than 10x number of English vineyards now than in medieval times.” with a link to a 2006 Real Climate article.

Gavin implies that this comparison trumps the argument about English vineyards being proof that Medieval Warm Period was hotter.

However, one can conclude that those who are using the medieval English vineyards as a ‘counter-proof’ to the idea of present day global warming are just blowing smoke (or possibly drinking too much Californian).

Hang on a sec! Surely you would not compare the two without mentioning the population size –  the number of people buying and drinking the stuff – I mean that would be unscientific, wouldn’t it?

A quick bit of research and doing some sums, admittedly by a cartoonist, gave me…

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