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2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #27

Posted on 8 July 2023 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, July 2, 2023 thru Sat, July 8, 2023.
NOTE: "Fact Check" articles are in purple font. 

Story of the Week

Earth is at its hottest in thousands of years. Here’s how we know. 

0bservations are enough to make scientists confident that the current period of warming is exceptional.

Observations from both satellites and the Earth’s surface are indisputable — the planet has warmed rapidly over the past 44 years. As far back as 1850, data from weather stations all over the globe make clear the Earth’s average temperature has been rising.

In recent days, as the Earth has reached its highest average temperatures in recorded history, scientists have made a bolder claim: It may well be warmer than any time in the last 125,000 years.

Tracing climatic fluctuations back centuries and millennia is less simple and precise than checking records from satellites or thermometers. It involves poring through everything from ancient diaries to lake bed sediments to tree trunk rings.

Click here to access the entire article as originally posted on the website.

Earth is at its hottest in thousands of years. Here’s how we know. by Scott Dance, Extreme Weather, Washington Post, July 8, 2023

Articles Posted on Facebbok

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Saturday July 8, 2023

  • Investigation Over Misleading Climate Claims Has ‘Exploded’ Over the Past Few Years New report details how more “climate-washing” lawsuits and complaints are being filed against corporations’ greenwashing than ever before, and experts warn complicit PR and ad firms could face legal Dana Drugmand, DeSmog, July 3, 2023
  • Human Adaptation to Heat Can’t Keep Up With Human-Caused Climate ChangeThe truth is, extreme heat is remaking our planet into one in which large swaths may become inhospitable to human life. One recent study projected that over the next fifty years, one to three billion people will be left outside the climate conditions that gave rise to civilization over the last six thousand years. Even if we transition fairly quickly to clean energy, half of the world’s human population will be exposed to life-threatening combinations of heat and humidity by 2100. Temperatures in parts of the world could rise so high that just stepping outside for a few hours, another study warned, “will result in death even for the fittest of humans.”by Jeff Goodell, Ideas, Time Magazine, July 6, 2023
  • Earth is at its hottest in thousands of years. Here’s how we know. Observations are enough to make scientists confident that the current period of warming is Scott Dance, Extreme Weather, Washington Post, July 8 , 2023
  • ‘A green transition that leaves no one behind’: world leaders release open letter Rishi Sunak, Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and other international leaders address development needs. Note: The text of the letter is the article.]by Green EconomyFast-rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are the main driver of  human-caused global warming.The Guardian, June 2023

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