Again, numbers to remember
- .08C (.14F) increase in global temperature from 1997
- .28F (.16C) increase since 1990
Not exactly doom worthy. But, climate scientists need to keep the cult and the funding gravy train going
(Baltimore Sun) Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will be brief or a more lasting phenomenon.
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.
Strangely “nature doing the things nature does” is missing. Also “we were completely full of mule fritters and no one should listen to us and our computer models and ginned up studies and massaged data” is absent. All the prognostications will be based on Mankind messing things up but something else blocking the warmth. Meanwhile, Warmists still aren’t practicing what they preach.