It’s a faulty but frequent assertion among climate science deniers that the only evidence for a link between human releases of carbon dioxide and rising temperatures is the output of dubious “models”. This animation published on Vox makes the actual close connection in real life much harder to dispute.
Darkly dubbed the “death slinky” by its creator, the eye-catching animation tracks the change in atmospheric concentrations of CO2, and the change in average global temperature, as they have varied around the calendar over the last half century.
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The graphic’s author, Kevin Pluck of Manchester, UK, earlier produced a circular “death spiral” chart tracking global sea ice, which Vox also reproduces.