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Global warming 'hiatus' puts climate change scientists on the spot
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2013, 9:14 p.m | Monte Morin

Posted on 09/23/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Since just before the start of the 21st century, the Earth's average global surface temperature has failed to rise despite soaring levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and years of dire warnings from environmental advocates.

Now, as scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gather in Sweden this week to approve portions of the IPCC's fifth assessment report, they are finding themselves pressured to explain this glaring discrepancy.

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A draft summary that was leaked to the media reported that scientists were "95% confident" that human activity was responsible for more than half of the increase in average global surface temperature between 1951 and 2010. But critics openly scoff, considering the IPCC's poor record for predicting short-term temperature increases.

"This unpredicted hiatus just reflects the fact that we don't understand things as well as we thought," said Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder and vocal critic of the climate change establishment. "Now the IPCC finds itself in a position that a science group never wants to be in. It's in spin management mode."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; globalwarming; hoax; waroncarbon

1 posted on 09/23/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Ah, doubt surfaces even on the West Coast!


2 posted on 09/23/2013 6:40:47 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: BenLurkin

Nah. Just the expected results from the warming that stopped 15 to 20 years ago. The warming is just on vacation. Be back soon. Trust us. We know what we’re doing.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 6:42:21 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: BenLurkin

The word “hiatus” is tendentious. No one knows if this is a pause in the rise or if global temperatures are on the verge of falling.


4 posted on 09/23/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin
Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder and vocal critic of the climate change establishment.

Hopefully professor Pielke has armed security being he's in Boulder, CO.

5 posted on 09/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: BenLurkin

>>”This unpredicted hiatus just reflects the fact that we don’t understand things as well as we thought<<

“But that doesn’t mean you should stop subsidizing those of us who have been in the trenches spouting the party line in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence,” he continued. “I mean, where is the loyalty and control? We have thousands of scientists who turned their back on their morals and methodologies and hundreds of countries expecting to use this to control people.

“This is all about standards, not science” he concluded.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 6:45:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: freedumb2003
We are witnessing the development of a global “Green” government — one that will be answerable to no one.
7 posted on 09/23/2013 6:48:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Look at our “peak activity” sun.

http://www.hamqsl.com/solar1a.html#cme


8 posted on 09/23/2013 6:51:43 PM PDT by struggle
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To: BenLurkin

Our mulatto messiah said he would halt the rising seas didn’t he? The polar bears are spared now.


9 posted on 09/23/2013 6:52:28 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: DManA

bttt


10 posted on 09/23/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
I don't believe it, the Los Angeles Times, that worthless rag of a newspaper, has an article like this? It is trying to raise its image before its sale. Nothing can give this rag credibility, nothing.
11 posted on 09/23/2013 6:55:22 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin
Aw, relax, everybody. I'm sure the Marxist pseudo-scientists and propagandists are already hard at work on their next "imminent crisis" that will "absolutely necessitate" we commoners surrender all our rights and wealth to the self-appointed 'better people" to war off "irreparable disaster."

Same old pile of Marxist dog obama on a public sidewalk; slightly different color and smell.

12 posted on 09/23/2013 7:05:16 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: freedumb2003
LMAO!...yesss!..but u don't have that on tape do you?.....He said it under his breath...

(He has to pay for his over priced solar house first.......with our money)

13 posted on 09/23/2013 7:07:44 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: rktman

Send us more trilions of dollars.


14 posted on 09/23/2013 7:10:49 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: M-cubed

>>but u don’t have that on tape do you?.....He said it under his breath...<<

100%


15 posted on 09/23/2013 7:22:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: Standing Wolf

Last week the Seattle Times had a huge spread on “Ocean Acidification”. This is there fall back scare. The oceans are dying. Never mind that the evidence is every bit as dubious as that used for the global warming scam. First problem... the ocean,s are not acidic they are basic. This new scam really ought to be called Ocean Less Basification. Yes, it’s true one day the just a few centuries from now... oceans may be as neutral as fresh water. Actually though, there currently is no credible evidence that the oceans are becoming any less less basic.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 7:47:34 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: BenLurkin

They figured this out; it’s been “climate change” for awhile now.
Climate change covers anything and everything. 2 degrees colder than the average for 4 days in the spring; its due to climate change. 3 degrees warmer than normal in January for 4 days; it’s climate change.

The solution is always the same. Get rid of private ownership of vehicles and raise taxes and take away freedoms.


17 posted on 09/23/2013 7:49:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: BenLurkin

No real scientists believe in this stuff.


18 posted on 09/23/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: BenLurkin

All you F’ing deniers deserve to roast in hell for wishing it upon your children!

/algore


19 posted on 09/23/2013 8:22:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: lormand
Our mulatto messiah said he would halt the rising seas didn’t he?

Obama channeling King Canute.

20 posted on 09/23/2013 9:33:36 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: struggle
Look at our “peak activity” sun.

Yeah....and here is the root cause of the drop in temperatures....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with no electricity and GE modified seeds.

21 posted on 09/23/2013 9:37:02 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: BenLurkin

An Inconvenient Truth.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by SuziQ
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