New comprehensive studies released by British government scientific authorities show clearly that global warming has not occurred for 16 years – a stunning blow to regulatory advocates seeking to govern greenhouse gas emissions under the theory that human activity causes global warming (UK Daily Mail, Oct. 13, 2012).
A few highlights from the article –
The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996
The regular data collected on global temperature is called Hadcrut 4, as it is jointly issued by the UK Met Office’s Hadley Centre and Prof Jones’s Climatic Research Unit.
Since 1880, when worldwide industrialisation began to gather pace and reliable statistics were first collected on a global scale, the world has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius.