My FB friend and writer Kevin Hester blows the lid off a story that those who aren’t climate change experts are being mislead by. Various organizations in the climate monitoring business are busy moving the goalposts. If we agree that the Industrial revolution started in earnest in 1698, then we are some 1.6 C above baseline. But now, groups like the IPCC are moving the starting gate, which makes total warming less–1.4 C if you accept 1880, 1.2 C if you talk turn of the century. It’s mendacious bullshit, and somebody needs to call them out.
As we get closer to the collapse of the biosphere, I have been noticing a huge distortion, if not outright lying, in the use of baseline figures for the planetary temperature increase that humans have caused with our crack like and sadly terminal addiction to carbon.
“The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production.”INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION History.com
“In 1698, Thomas Savery, an engineer and inventor, patented a machine that could effectively draw water from flooded mines using steam pressure. Savery used principles set forth by Denis Papin, a French-born British physicist…
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