No pause in global warming

This new research reported here by the BBC confirms previous NOAA research that casts doubt on the conclusion that there was a recent 15-year pause in global warming .

The data that seemed to suggest a slowing down of global warming in the early years of this millennium have been re-examined and the new analysis concludes that:

the warming experienced in the first 15 years of the 21st Century was “virtually indistinguishable” from the rate of warming between 1950-99, a time generally acknowledged to have seen significant rates of warming from human emissions of CO2.

Whether the incoming Trump administration and other ‘merchants of doubt’ will take note or will continue to claim that climate change is ‘a hoax’ perpetrated by the scientific community to undermine business and conomic growth, remains to be seen.

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