It isn't just one point on earth. But, if you look at the polar regions together, and they show the same sort of temperature history, then you have something...unless of course, you can provide a rational, scientifically valid reason that the polar regions might show similar temperature history but the earth between was doing something entirely different. Again...here are gold standard temperature reconstructions derived from ice cores taken above the arctic circle, and from antarctica...they both show that the present is cooler than it has been for most of the past 10,000 years. Take a look at the GISP2 temperature reconstruction from Greenland. It shows clearly that prior to the onset of the little ice age, Iceland, as well as most of the Arctic were "sub arctic" What do you think the Glaciers looked like for most of the past 10K years in iceland? Do you really think that they are receding more dramatically today than they did between 1100 and 900 years ago? How about between 4000, and 3300 years ago? Think the glaciers may have receded a bit during that period? How about between 8100 and 7600 years ago? Far more temperature change then and in a far shorter period of time? You think the ice loss today even begins to compare with the ice loss during that time? And tell me...has iceland managed to survive the radical climate changes it has seen over the past 10K years? Do you think those changes can even begin to compare with the sedate change of a degree in 150 years that we have seen?