Skip to comments.Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say
Posted on 07/22/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Climate change skeptics have suggested a recent slowdown in the warming of the Earth is evidence that global warming is a farce and that climate models can't be trusted, but new research suggests the slowdown, or "pause," was not a significant disruption of larger trends.
The planet has been slowly warming over the last century or more. But in the last 15 years, that rate of warming has slowed. Temperatures are still high by historical standards; but between 1998 and 2013 they were slightly below what climate models had predicted. A small number of scientists and policy makers have pointed to the slowdown and discrepancy as proof that climatologists -- and the wider theory of global warming -- can't be trusted.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
What would an unnatural fluctuation look like?
Pause? The NW (Oregon and Washington) just had the coldest winter on record. Only one local news source had to guts to report that fact.
You guys, a natural fluctuation wiped out all global warming for 17 years!
That’s why we can’t see it! A natural fluctuation, you guys!
These idiots don’t realize what they just admitted.
Except that the models they rely upon for their alarmist projections failed to predict the pause.
Congrats, UPI. Goebbels would be proud of you packing that big of a propaganda lie into one sentence.
Last winter was amazingly cold across much of the country - If the media didn’t have to support the global warming agenda it would have been one of the top stories of the year.
so was the last ice age
If there is warming it’s anthropomorphic. If there is cooling it is a ‘natural’ pause.
SLIGHTLY below what climate models predicted?????? BS!
No it shouldn’t, newbie Troll
Humans should continue to focus on better/cheaper food, houses, transport and medicine - and a world free of over-mighty Government.
There were stories denying the “pause” just a while ago. Now the “scientists” rewrite again.
Someone needs to remind the professor, the “pause” is neither predicted by or meets the models used by the “man made” global warming crowd, AND remind the professor that mere corellation (it is a cycle seen before) also does not explain cause.
The REAL fact is that the earth climate has been generally warming, with fits and starts, since the end of the last great ice age, and “industrial polution” or not is likely to keep warming no matter what humans do, OR NOT, as natural forces much stronger than human input dictate.
Of course it was a natural fluctuation. The question is, why didn’t any of you or your models predict it...given that it is the same crappy models that you base your plans on for destroying the western world.
Freakin’ lying @ssclowns!
You’re on the wrong site.
Except they cannot prove it. There is no “control” earth floating in our precise orbit, with the exact population of humans, but which uses no fossil fuels and contributes ZERO co2 emissions. So “science” does not actually know and cannot definitely quantify the precise amount of natural co2. Theirs is a best guess, based on who pays the most for grants.