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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Faux pause: global warming never stopped

There goes the meme "global warming has stopped"

Stefan Rahmstorf on Real Climate

new study by British and Canadian researchers shows that the global temperature rise of the past 15 years has been greatly underestimated. The reason is the data gaps in the weather station network, especially in the Arctic. If you fill these data gaps using satellite measurements, the warming trend is more than doubled in the widely used HadCRUT4 data, and the much-discussed “warming pause” has virtually disappeared.


  1. Surprise ! things are worse than earlier thought ! (and so what else is new?)

    1. Haha, yes, what else is new indeed Max.
      It's the lesson that just isn't learned - things are happening quickly and inexorably outside the human purview.