Temperatures since the last ice age. From which the individual who did the graph concludes:
In other words, we’re pretty lucky to be here during this rare, warm period in climate history. But the broader lesson is, climate doesn’t stand still. It doesn’t even stand stay on the relatively constrained range of the last 10,000 years for more than about 10,000 years at a time.
First analysis to make sense of both the global warming and global cooling materials I have read.
Bottom line, "In fact for the entire Holocene — the period over which, by some odd coincidence, humanity developed agriculture and civilization — the temperature has been higher than now, and the trend over the past 4000 years is a marked decline. From this perspective, it’s the LIA that was unusual, and the current warming trend simply represents a return to the mean. If it lasts"
I've wondered. The solutions I keep seeing for the current problems don't match the predictions. They are all "deck chairs on the Titanic" sorts of things.
That is the temperatures that include the medieval warm period -- note that the current rise is still well below those temperatures.
That doesn't mean that there are not potential problems, etc. It just puts them into a different scope. Read the article for the graphs and the fact summaries.