“2020 was 2nd hottest year ever!” Really?

According to Charlie McCarthy, for Newsmax, “NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] scientists say 2020 was the 2nd hottest year ever.”

“A year forever defined by COVID-19 and a controversial U.S. presidential election has added another item to its resume — second-hottest year on record.”

Hold on.

Now, wait a second, please.

First, they said it was the “2nd hottest year EVER,” and then they said it was the “second hottest year ON RECORD.”

So, which is it NOAA “scientists?” 

“According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists, 2020 nearly surpassed 2016 as the hottest year ever recorded.”

Oh, okay, so, it’s the second hottest year ever recorded, NOT the second hottest year ever.

There’s quite a big difference between “ever” and “ever recorded.”

I would think “scientists” would recognize that.  

“NOAA has kept temperature records since 1880.”

“Since 1880?!”

I don’t believe they even have comparable records that go back that far, but nonetheless, since only 1880?

That’s only the last 140 years.

There’s been 2,000 years since Jesus’ time.

2,100 years since Cleopatra.

2,700 years since the founding of Rome.

4,300 years since Stonehenge was built.

4,500 years since the Great Pyramids were built.

6,000 years since the beginning of the Egyptian civilization.

9,000 years of Biblical history.

13,000 years since humans appeared on Earth, per discovered DNA.

4,543,000,000 (that’s 4.543 billion) years ago since the Earth was created, according to the National Geographic Society.  

So, what’s my point?

My point is, a sample size of 140 years is nothing to base any scientific determinations on, when that only accounts for about 1% of the time humans have been on the Earth, and only 0.000003% of the time that the Earth has supposedly existed.

Just sayin’.

I admit that I’m no “scientist,” so, why do I have to keep pointing stuff like this out?

Aren’t “scientists” supposed to strive for the truth and facts?

Just sayin’…, again.

I’m not suggesting that this data isn’t worth noting…, I’m just saying These “scientists” should put it in the proper context.

“Earth’s seven warmest [recorded] years all have occurred since 2014, according to NOAA.”

If Earth’s seven warmest years EVER have occurred since 2014, I would truly be concerned, but since we don’t really know if that is the case, it’s just worth taking note of, in my opinion.

If these “scientists” really think our world is coming to an end, I suggest they present these figures to China, who is, BY FAR, the biggest violator in the world of reasonable, environmentally responsible, practices.

Even if the concerns of these “scientists” are valid, and we are in a “climate crisis,” like some like to promote, we should realize that there is nothing we can realistically do about it.

The Earth is going do what the Earth is going to do, and we are just all along for the ride. 

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