Met Office quietly admits that there has been no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures since the beginning of 1997, says this article in the Daily Mail.
“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.
Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones (of Climategate fame), director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions.
Others disagreed. Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’.
“The most depressing feature of this debate is that anyone who questions the alarmist, doomsday scenario will automatically be labelled a climate change ‘denier’, and accused of jeopardising the future of humanity,” says this excellent article by David Rose.
See entire article, including charts and photos:
Thanks to Jim Bishop, Benjamin Napier, John McC, Woody, Mick Russell, Peter Philpot, Aubrey Smyth, Billy, John Cairns, Rob Decker, Billy Simo, Steve Lee, Del Hiber, Sonya Porter and Laurel for this link
“Funny isn’t it?” says Laurel. “If its a fraction of a degree warmer they shout blue murder…this gets ignored. Gee. Upsets an agenda maybe??”
“What is very significant about this is the decision to quietly slip this information out with no press release,” says Jim. “Please distribute this information as widely as possible. I have shared it in facebook and e-mailed it to friends who don’t have facebook.”