If you heard just a millisecond of a song, would you be able to instantly recognize the tune?
More importantly: From just that tiny moment of sound, would you be able to reliably predict how the melody goes for the rest of the song?
Of course the answer is “no,” but predicting a long-term trend from a sliver of data is exactly what climate change alarmists try to do on a daily basis.
An eye-opening chart reveals a spike in the global temperature at first glance — but as soon as you zoom out and look at the whole picture, that “spike” becomes almost comically small.
The visualization of available world temperature data covers nearly 540 million years.
Obviously, dinosaurs from the Triassic and Jurassic period weren’t roaming around with thermometers and reporting back to Al Gore during earth’s early years. In order to estimate global temperatures from so long ago, climate scientists use “proxies” to fill in data points.
A proxy is basically physical evidence that suggests a certain temperature from a past period of time, but doesn’t confirm it.
One of the most noticeable features of the 540 million year long graph is just how much the temperature fluctuated over time — and how high the earth’s temperature was before mankind even entered the Stone Age.
Climate scientists acknowledge that the globe was dramatically hotter during the Eocene period, purportedly 50 million to 30 million years ago, than it is today.
“The Eocene began as a time of global warming, with temperatures across the planet soaring,” BBC News explained. “Forests thrived and trees grew even in polar regions.“
Global temperatures were so high that experts believe neither the north or south poles had any ice.
The reason must have been that prehistoric bears drove SUVs and refused to pay a government carbon tax. There is no other explanation.
Earth’s average temperature continued to fluctuate dramatically in more recent times, with “recent” being a relative term. Over the last several hundred thousand years, spikes and troughs in the temperature data are common. The graph line looks more chaotic than a Hillary Clinton lie detector test.
If the scientific data is accurate — which can sometimes be a very large “if” — the global temperature began to noticeably and steadily rise 20,000 years ago.
Remember, this is well before recorded history. “Civilization as we know it is only about 6,000 years old, and industrialization started in the earnest only in the 1800s,” states Universe Today.
While early cavemen were still trying to grok sticks and mammoths roamed the earth, the average temperature increased and the world was pulled out of an ice age.
Despite those dramatic pre-historic temperature changes, animals and mankind adapted.
“It was during the Pleistocene that the most recent episodes of global cooling, or ice ages, took place,” states the University of California at Berkeley, hardly a bastion of conservative thought.
“Much of the world’s temperate zones were alternately covered by glaciers during cool periods and uncovered during the warmer interglacial periods when the glaciers retreated,” the university continued.
“Did this cause the Pleistocene extinctions? It doesn’t seem likely; the large mammals of the Pleistocene weathered several climate shifts.” Those temperature changes were far more dramatic than even the most alarmist predictions of leftists today.
After all of these changes, during which man advanced at a rapid pace and history as we know it began, something bizarre happened…
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