Ștefan Baias, Luminița Șipoş, Ovidiu Gaceu, Historical Climatology: A Source for Historical-Geographical Research

This paper tries to answer the question whether the increase in temperature by 0.6°C recorded over the past hundred years at the level of planet earth represents a climate change and whether this also occurred in the past, based on information coming from the field of historical climatology. The information retrieved from historical documents indicates the fact that for the past 3,000 years the climate of the earth has not changed at all or it has not changed significantly; rainy or dry, cold or warm years, months, seasons, droughts, floods, etc. were frequently recorded in history, their presence indicating variability and not climate change, a fact proven by the studies of historians as well as by those of meteorologists, climatologists, geographers, physicists, etc.

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