Scientific records about climate do not go back 125,000 years, but only to 1940. The EU’s climate change service Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) still agrees: “This year will be the hottest in 125,000 years.” Given October’s temperature record, this is “largely certain”, the climate service told Tegeschau.
The fact is: There is no data basis for such a claim. Accurate temperature measurement occurred only in the second half of the 19th century. Sources such as ice cores, tree rings and coral deposits provide limited information about past climate. There are many uncertainties in converting these data into accurate temperatures because Earth’s climate is subject to natural fluctuations that can occur over thousands of years.
German broadcaster K Tagesschau continues to sound the alarm: “We must not allow the devastating floods, wildfires, storms and heat waves that we have experienced this year to become the new normal, ” University climate scientist Piers Forster warned. leeds. By rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, “warming could be halved.”