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The MSM finally notices ‘the pause’ ( That is the <B>pause </b>in Global Warming )
Watts Up With That? ^ | April 16, 2013 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 04/16/2013 9:25:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach


Theories for the pause include that deep oceans have taken up more heat with the result that the surface is cooler than expected, that industrial pollution in Asia or clouds are blocking the sun, or that greenhouse gases trap less heat than previously believed.

The change may be a result of an observed decline in heat-trapping water vapor in the high atmosphere, for unknown reasons. It could be a combination of factors or some as yet unknown natural variations, scientists say.

“The climate system is not quite so simple as people thought,” said Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistician and author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” who estimates that moderate warming will be beneficial for crop growth and human health.

“My own confidence in the data has gone down in the past five years,” said Richard Tol, an expert in climate change and professor of economics at the University of Sussex in England.

Full article here:

See also: Fireworks in the EU Parliament over “the pause” in global warming


This article is a bit of a turnabout for Alister Doyle, who has run a series of mostly unquestioning articles promoting AGW in the past. Now if only Seth Borenstein at AP can begin to start questioning, we could see real journalism on display.

h/t to Joe D’Aleo

TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 04/16/2013 9:25:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; Carry_Okie; blam; Lorianne; Twotone; bigbob; NormsRevenge; ...
Be sure and see this also:

Antarctica gaining Ice Mass — and is not extraordinary compared to 800 years of data

2 posted on 04/16/2013 9:27:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

so their entire theory was based on about ten years of warming, and now we’ve gone about 13 years without.

So 10 years warming-—important, equals global warming.
13 years not warming—insignificant. Does not discredit global warming.

3 posted on 04/16/2013 9:31:38 AM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
True science has a way of dealing with this failure of a theory to explain what is being observed...the theory gets discarded. The global warming crowd can't face the fact that their CO2 levels drive temperature increases theory does not explain why temperatures are dropping globally. However, because the theory has become the accepted basis for more government control it cannot be abandoned for political reasons. The global warming crowd has now tried to cloak themselves with the moniker of “climate change” and is using sophistry and doublethink to explain why man caused global warming is being manifested as cooler than normal temperatures.
4 posted on 04/16/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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Too bad the media capital wasn’t Minot ND (current April departure from normal -15 deg) instead of NYC (current April departure +1).

So far this month, record cold and snowfall amounts in many parts of western Canada and the northern plains states.

Last month, coldest March in western Europe for over a hundred years.

Like my tagline says,

5 posted on 04/16/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: Peter ODonnell

I like the tag line.

6 posted on 04/16/2013 10:08:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm not even seeing "tipping point" claims any more.

They are being reduced to Paul Ehrlich behavior: I wasn't wrong, because what didn't happen will happen eventually.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 10:22:57 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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If I were a liberal I would declare that we beat global warming and thank everyone in the world for their attention to this global problem.

Then I would change the narrative and go after polluters. This way the EPA gets to keep on with the destruction of the American economy.

And with the MSM promoting this victory for the communists, they will take over the world.

8 posted on 04/16/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile parts of Europe and Asia have gone through another extended cold spell swing. Record amounts of snow falls, UN-relenting cold snaps. People freezing to death in the streets.

9 posted on 04/16/2013 1:02:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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