Report: Globe Stopped Warming 16 Years Ago

From the Daily Mail

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued  quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.

This stands in sharp contrast  to the release of the previous  figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.

Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.

 

  • NEILIO

    Another nail in the coffin. Can we put this casket in the ground already? Wer’e running out of wood to pound the nails through.

  • Joe

    Facts are facts my friend. End of story. Climate change is natural. Always has been, always will be unless there may be a nuclear problem worldwide in the middle east then the game changes as well for all of us, economies, life, et al. Other than that we are now awaiting our “normal” snow aren’t we? Enjoy the warm weekend. End is near with the November on slaught of what we all know is coming called “Winter.” Bet you can hardly wait? I can.

  • Peter the Proud Sceptic

    Ah, but it’s not ‘global warming’ that the doom-preachers are babbling from the roof-tops and street-corners anymore, but ‘climate change’, that eternally malleable and amorphous example of advertising double-speak that means that, no matter what actually happens in the real world beyond their air-conditioned offices and computer models, the green propagandists can always say, ‘You see, we told you so’.

  • OBAIA NEWIT.

    It won’t change the mind of our corrupt Labor PM in Australia. CO2 tax $25 a tonne. Electricity goes up and so does all else…. END USER PAYS….
    Pensioners who built this country dying of heat stroke in summer and freezing in winter because they cannot afford electricity…
    Julia stated a week before the last election “There will not be a carbon tax from a government that I leed.”
    Shortly after being elected…”I have changed my mind”
    I intend sending her some vanishing cream for xmas.

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