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Reader Opinion: Infinite variables

In response to Dr. John Abraham, as a climate scientist perhaps you could help me to learn what the last world's average temperature was on the Fahrenheit scale, and when was that calculated?...

In response to Dr. John Abraham, as a climate scientist perhaps you could help me to learn what the last world's average temperature was on the Fahrenheit scale, and when was that calculated?

Another question is, how on earth (pun intended) can the world temperature be constant year to year to 100th of a degree when there are an infinite number of variables affecting it? A difference of just a few 10ths of a degree from year to year is almost statistically impossible. They are dealing with billions of entries in the equation. Huge chunks of the earth's surface are either oceans or impoverished parts of the world that don't have the wherewithal to spend on temperature collection. In a world average temperature, all areas are of equal temperature importance and must be recorded accurately, regularly, and often.

This average must be accurate since it is the basis to determine whether the earth is heating up, cooling down or remaining constant. Also the CO2 increase is being labeled as the cause of temperature change but the sun's activity, the earth's tilt, and a myriad list of factors obviously have an effect also.

These questions must be answered before we can have faith in the current world's average temperature, the increase or decrease of which is the prime reason for declaring the earth is experiencing man made warming and the necessity for altering our current lifestyle and the implementation of onerous carbon credit and carbon footprint regulations and costs. We must have facts and not anecdotal examples of unusual weather events.

I tried to take your advice and search the web for help but I'm not very tech savvy and I got lost in the weeds. I'd appreciate any answers you can share. Thanks!

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Joe Lanz

Nisswa

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