Editor' s Introductory Note: Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the " Little Ice Age" of the 17th century, often associated with the Maunder fore that came the " Medieval Warm Period", in which temperatures were about the same as they are today. 0 global average lower tropospheric temperature ( LT) anomaly for August, was + 0.
C, down from the July value of + 0. CB – What we know for sure is that in an effort to force people to believe in AGW Dr.
Mann declared both the Medieval Warming Period and the Maunder Minimum ( the little ice age) as local events.