Fact Check: Current Data Does NOT Show Global Temperatures, CO2 Levels Are Among Lowest On Record

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Fact Check: Current Data Does NOT Show Global Temperatures, CO2 Levels Are Among Lowest On Record Wrong Data

Are the current temperatures on Earth among the lowest ever recorded while carbon dioxide levels are also at their lowest, and is global warming a lie created by the Sorosoids to collect CO₂ taxes and part of a plan to reduce the Earth's population? No, that's not true: According to scientific assessments conducted by NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, temperature measurements in 2023 set records, indicating that recent years have been the warmest ever recorded. Additionally, current CO₂ levels are the highest seen in several millennia. The reality of global warming is firmly established by scientific evidence.

The claim appeared in a video on TikTok (archived here) by @peter_evtimov on February 23, 2024.

The text overlay (translated from Bulgarian to English by Lead Stories staff) read:

Earth's temperature levels are some of the lowest on record, and CO2 is the LOWEST - but the Sorosoids are lying to the naive and taking their CO2 taxes. If CO2 drops further - there will be mass starvation, cannibalism, and in a few months life will disappear from the Earth...Time for a wake-up call, huh? Petеr Evtimov 2020

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Thu Mar 7 07:10:28 2024 UTC)

The video starts with the voice of a man saying (as translated):

Without CO2, we are doomed. So 'they' want to reduce it. To hide in their nasty bunkers and wait for everyone to die. Then, they will clone slaves from DNA they already have in their banks. Let's stop the filths' plan.

The claim originated from a TikTok channel that appears to be spreading conspiracy theories and sharing videos with pro-Kremlin content. The word "Sorosoids" (archived here) is commonly used by the person who posted the claim on their channel, and it appears as a hashtag in many of the videos they upload. The term, derived from George Soros' name, is a derogatory label commonly used in Bulgaria (archived here) by people with pro-Russian views. It is directed against people whose interests do not align with Russia's and labeled as people who serve Soros' interests.

Global warming is a fact supported by scientific evidence, as seen here (archived here), and is not a hoax fabricated by a group of people for profit. All evidence indicates that current temperatures and CO₂ levels are increasing, not decreasing. According to a scientific analysis (archived here) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information, 2023 was the warmest year on record. The dataset spans from 1850 to the present, with the most recent decade ranking as the hottest within this timeframe. NASA scientists' analysis corroborated this finding (archived here).

CO₂ levels are also far from their lowest point. Scientific data reveals that CO₂ levels have surged by 50 percent compared to the pre-industrial era of human civilization, as seen here (archived here), and these levels have continued to rise in 2023. Based on NOAA's data, acquired through paleoclimatology analysis (archived here), which relies on examining air trapped in bubbles within layers of ancient ice to ascertain CO₂ levels thousands of years ago, it is evident that current CO₂ levels (archived here), surpass all recorded levels in the past 800,000 years, significantly surpassing previous peak concentrations.

Additional fact checks by Lead Stories regarding climate change can be accessed here, here and here.

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