“It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims.”
Mann and Gore have been at the forefront of a witchhunt against climate sceptics, who they call deniers. Their disciples in the religion have hounded real scientists out of their jobs and have even been calling for laws to be passed to put sceptics in prison for their ‘belief’ that the computer models are unreliable predictors of future warming trends and therefore failed to ‘predict’ the pause.
They been at the forefront of turning Climate Alarmism into a religion followed by many celebrities and world leaders like Obama and Merkel.
The “Pause” in global warming is real – not an urban myth concocted by evil ‘deniers’ – a study has found, signalling the development of a major schism within the climate alarmist camp.
Though the paper’s findings are not controversial – few serious scientists dispute the evidence of the temperature datasets showing that there has been little if any global warming for nearly 19 years – they represent a tremendous blow to the climate alarmist “consensus”, which has long sought to deny the “Pause’s” existence.
First, the study was published in Nature Climate Change a fervently alarmist journal which rarely if ever runs papers that cast doubt on the man-made-global-warming scare narrative.
Secondly, it directly contradicts a widely-reported study produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last year which attempted to deny the existence of the “Pause” (also known as the “hiatus”). This NOAA study was widely mocked, quickly debunked and is now the subject of a Congressional investigation.
On one side are people like Thomas Karl and Thomas Petersen, the hapless NOAA scientists given the unenviable task of producing that risible paper last year which did its best to deny that the Pause was a thing.
On the other are what might be called the “rats deserting the sinking ship” faction who have produced this new paper for Nature Climate Change, in which finally they concede what skeptics have been saying for many years: that there has been no “global warming” since 1998.
You can also add the leaders of Auckland Council like Brown and Hulse who are wasting millions going to climate change conferences and introducing climate change mitigation strategies into Council planning and implementation.
Penny Hulse, deputy mayor of Auckland, has recently been sounding off about the horrors of ‘climate change’ to other local authorities leaders around the country demanding ‘action’ (i.e. money) from government to help mitigate the catastrophic effects of the weather.
You can add in the government. We actually pay for a Minister of Climate Change, Tim Grosser, who gets to waste millions on this quasi religion.
The worm has turned. Everywhere Big Green is in retreat. This pernicious Climate Change religion is responsible for wasting trillions that should have gone to enriching the lives of everyone, not enriching the few Green celebrities, activists and politicians who have become fervent worshipers at the alter of climate change. Let the dissolution of their church begin.