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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a table of the highest recorded temperatures on all continents. These temperatures (which you can also see below) in no way imply higher temperatures may not have existed in the past when temperature recording devices were not available.
All temperatures, with the exception of Antarctica and Australia, occurred before 1950 — the time when increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels was thought to cause global warming. As noted at the end of the table, on January 16, 1889 a temperature of 128 degrees was recorded in Queensland, Australia which was not allowed as the official high temperature due to doubts about the recording device. Also missing from the table is the once considered Earth’s highest measured temperature of 136 degrees on September 13,1922 in El Aziza, Libya, which was discarded after years of contention.
This data pokes holes in claims increasing carbon dioxide form burning fossil fuels the past 60 years is causing catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW). There is a preponderance of experimental data across the world that shows similar agreement.
It is time to stop the war on fossil fuels and concentrate on improving the standard of living of all inhabitants on the planet. This can only be done by exploiting the availability of our vast fossil fuel reserves as inexpensive energy sources.