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September 6, 2014

Global Warming Hiatus Nearing 18-Years-Old

The global warming hiatus continued through August, extending “the longest continuous period without any warming in the global instrumental temperature record since the satellites first watched in 1979,” says journalist Christopher Monckton. The pause, now 17 years, 11 months old, “coincides with a continuing, rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration.” Earlier this week professor Dr. Ross McKittrick published his own study that revealed no warming for “19 years at the surface and 16-26 years in the lower troposphere depending on the data set used.” But regardless of which “value one adopts,” Monckton says, “it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a ‘climate crisis’ caused by our past and present sins of emission.” It also shows the absurdity of basing climate policy on computer projections. “[T]he length of the Great Pause in global warming, significant though it now is, is of less importance than the ever-growing discrepancy between the temperature trends predicted by models and the far less exciting real-world temperature change that has been observed,” Monckton adds. Then again, this was never about searching for the truth. More…

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