Somebody Didn't Read Something

As I've said before, I created this site to serve as a personal journal so I could write about the things which make me believe the world is insane. Unfortunately, some examples tend to involve societal issues and other things that involve details and discussions and blah, blah, blah. The result is even though I see silly stuff all the time that makes me shake my head, I don't post about much of it.

I've been thinking about changing that. It could be fun to make short posts semi-frequently highlighting strange things. I don't know. I might be too lazy to do it. Either way, I want to highlight something I saw when visiting the Skeptical Science website today. They have a post titled:

Study: humans have caused all the global warming since 1950

Which was apparently reposted from The Guardian which used the same title. I haven't read the thing. I don't intend to. I just couldn't help but notice the first line of this piece says:

A new study published in Climate Dynamics has found that humans are responsible for virtually all of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century.

I don't know what's going on here, but it seems clear somebody didn't read something. Normally you don't say people caused "all" of something then in the very next line say they caused "virtually all" of it. I know headlines often don't get written by the author of a piece, but... come on!

You can say humans caused all the warming since 1950. You can say humans caused virtually all the warming since 1950. You just can't say both. You have to pick one or the other.

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