Ice core graph used to make misleading global warming claims

Updated on 24/01/2023 at 14:27

Posts viewed millions of times on social media reproduce a graph that they say shows global temperatures are lower than at most times over the past 10,000 years and that this proves humans are not causing climate change. The claim is misleading and has been widely debunked: the graph doesn't show global temperatures but readings from an ice core in Greenland, and its data end in the 19th century -- before the human-driven heating of recent decades.