A must read article:
Lets look at this. First of all when one says “hottest” it is a gross exaggeration of the planet’s mean temperature. For its somewhere close to 60. That is roughly .3C warmer than it was 30 years ago. All that means is the amount of measured warmth outduels the cool by .3C hardly a rout. Much of the warming is in colder drier areas which is a function of increased WV, not CO2.
So using “hottest” is plainly done in an effort to exaggerate what is going on.
Secondly, it ignores past studies, or erases them, that show the earth warmer since man has been around.
but contrary to the climate emergency that is being declared we are approaching a climate optimum. In addition, co2 was not the cause of the warm and cold periods there, why now?.
About that climate emergency.. How are plummeting climate-related deaths,
Skyrocketing Personal GDP and life expectancy GLOBALLY?
Yet the earth is greener than ever in the satellite era
That is intuitive since warming oceans put more water vapor in the air, which warms the coldest, driest areas most in the winter seasons and skews temperatures. In addition, a warming ocean releases more co2 into the air.
And btw who is one of the leaders In reduction of carbon emissions on the planet? The US!
I will end with this. If what is being force-fed was all I looked at I would believe it too. But there is plenty of reason to be skeptical. When someone portrays being near 60 as a mean temperature as hot, that should be the first red flag. Either ignoring and not knowing much that raises questions should be the other. You simply can’t ignore or erase the past, though apparently that is being tried today.
Finally, this is not really about climate and science anyway. Its dressed up like that, but it is way beyond that. Newsflash, I have no illusions about stopping it. It’s not going to happen, because it doesn’t matter what is true when the pursuit of whatever higher “truth” these people want would be countered. Its a groupthink mentality, all with the goal of taking down what made this country the place where people try to get to, not flee. The missive is too far gone when grade school kids are scared to death because in spite of metrics saying the opposite, they think they have no future. They are being taught by the first real generation that has had this pushed on them. The real shame of all this is that it is demonstrative of the shut down of the free exchange of ideas, which is something this nation has always promoted and a trait of tyranny. The whole thing is dragging the beauty of weather into a political cesspool.
The idealist on my side want to debate on the scientific playing field but I no longer believe this is about that.
Warmest on record? ( I agree it is in the satellite era, but not against the long-running history of the Planet) If so, So what?