Skip to comments.The MSM finally notices ‘the pause’ ( That is the <B>pause </b>in Global Warming )
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: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/16/us-climate-slowdown-idUSBRE93F0AJ20130416
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 DAleo
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.
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,
I like the tag line.
They are being reduced to Paul Ehrlich behavior: I wasn't wrong, because what didn't happen will happen eventually.
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.
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.