This is a great headline: Carbon dioxide levels highest in recorded human history.
OMG! That’s a long ti… wait, how long is the “recorded human history” of carbon dioxide levels anyway?
But then we’d have to read the article, which says:
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has steadily risen from 317 parts per million in 1958, when measurements began, to 400.
Emphasis added. It takes a certain amount of bravado / innumeracy / cranial-rectal inversion [choose as many as necessary] to come up with a definition of “recorded human history” that lies entirely within my lifetime. Or, for that matter, Al Gore’s.
You want to know why we have low-information voters? Because we have no-information media. And they’re damn proud of it, too.