Using Science to Scare Us

The temperature was high and the oxygen level was low.

Granted today’s temperature is supposed to be high and getting higher but, even so, the temperature during the Great Extinction was 7–8° (C) higher than today. That’s a quite significant difference, but actually this was only about 4° higher than “normal” (over the preceding few hundred million years). Our present temperature is quite cool using the same “normal” but also for a norm averaged over a long enough period to include the last few ice ages. These differences are much too great to make a connection of any kind.

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Tomm Carr

Tomm Carr

A retired software engineer who hates retirement with a passion. My hobbies are economics, philosophy and futurism.