Don’t worry, he’ll find a way around this
(GWPF) The UN’s climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain’s Met Office, but said it would need to last “30 to 40 years at least” to break the long-term global warming trend.
This comes from an The Australian article beyond a pay wall. Pachauri has absolutely no problem Moving The Goal Posts with the “30-40 years” thing. Warmists see a thunderstorm or a fart in the wind and blame AGW
Dr Pachauri said global average temperatures had plateaued at record levels and that the halt did not disprove global warming.
Of course not. Nothing will ever disprove AGW in the minds of the Warmists. If the Earth went into an actual glaciation period this year they’d blame it on Mankind.
“The climate is changing because of natural factors and the impact of human actions,” Dr Pachauri said.
“If you look at temperatures going back 150 years, there are clearly fluctuations which have occurred largely as a result of natural factors: solar activity, volcanic activity and so on.
“What is quite perceptible is, in the last 50 years, the trend is upwards.
“This is not to say you won’t have ups and downs – you will – but what we should be concerned about is the trend, and that is being influenced now to a large extent by human actions.”
If it was mostly natural factors back then, why can’t it be mostly natural factors now?