The once prestigious Lancet medical journal has made the astounding claim the year 2023 saw “the highest global temperatures in over 100,000 years,” even though temperature data collection only began in the 19th century.
According to NASA, three of the world’s most complete temperature tracking records, maintained by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, and the U.K. Meteorological Office’s Hadley Centre, began in 1880.
Although sporadic attempts to measure temperature were made, “there are too few data before 1880 for scientists to estimate average temperatures for the entire planet,” NASA notes.
Moreover, because proxy records from things like tree rings, pollen counts, and ice cores differ fundamentally from direct measurements, “scientists typically do not include them on the same charts as the instrumental record,’” NASA adds.
Despite this inconvenient historical record, the Lancet insists in its latest issue that in 2023, “the world saw the highest global temperatures in over 100 000 years, and heat records were broken in all continents through 2022.”
Shocking study reveals how the richest 1% cause more carbon emissions than the poorest 66%
Billionaires are ‘burning our world’: Shocking study reveals how the richest 1% cause more carbon emissions than the poorest 66%
‘Super-rich’ billionaires are ‘burning our world’, according to a new report that reveals the ‘obscene inequality’ that’s driving global warming.
The richest one per cent emit as much carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as the poorest two-thirds of the population of the planet, the new research by Oxfam says.
Plutocrats identified by the report include American Oracle founder Larry Ellison, Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim and Tesla and X boss Elon Musk.
These ‘white male billionaires are the big winners’, it says, while women, people of colour and indigenous people ‘are on the sharp end of climate breakdown’.
‘Vast’ and ‘shocking’ emissions from these men and many others come from their huge collection of investments, houses, private superyachts, planes and more.
h/t Coastie Patriot