Twenty-year hiatus in rising temperatures has climate scientists puzzled

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    Research by Ed Hawkins of University of Reading shows surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range projections derived from 20 climate models and if they remain flat, they will fall outside the models' range within a few years.

    "The global temperature standstill shows that climate models are diverging from observations," says David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

    "If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change," he says.
    According to The Economist, "given the hiatus in warming and all the new evidence, a small reduction in estimates of climate sensitivity would seem to be justified." On face value, Hansen agrees the slowdown in global temperature rises can be seen as "good news".
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    By the way Hames Hansen has been the BIGGEST champion of Global Warming!!!

    Hmmm... those of us who said the jury was still out on Global Warming... who were the brunt of idiotic comments, jeers as being anti-science... please
    I'm not gloating but here is my little dance!!!

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    Yes, the pause in the warming is good news. Temporary good news. Due to the convergence of the massive aerosol release from the burning of coal in China and India, the decrease in the energy we are getting from the sun, and the several strong La Ninas versus the one strong El Nino we have seen since 1998.

    However, we have seen temporary pauses, and even downturns, in the temperature before.

    https://www2.ucar.edu/climate/faq/how-much-has-global-temperature-risen-last-100-years
     
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    Yes, as in the Maunder Minimum. And today, when we have a weaker TSI than in recent years, all we are getting is a pause, not a decline in temperatures.
     
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    and, as history repeats itself, one day we will again enter into a cooling phase...
     
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    How long until the current Ice Age ends?
     
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    Global warming is caused by sun activity. Only extremist nutters believe in this man made crap.
     
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    That would make most of the world's scientists in this field of study extremist nutters.



    Also I love how much conservatives bounce back and forth between "it's only raising a little bit " or "LOOK, IT's STOPPED!", from "it's actually getting colder".
     

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