Struggling to explain why global atmospheric temperatures have refused to rise over the last 16 years in accord with their scary models and frightening predictions – even as carbon dioxide emissions have continued – the warmist story now concedes that, yes, there has been a pause in the onset of catastrophe. And, yes, it is rather inconvenient. And, well, we now have an excuse.
It’s been caused by strong winds.
Yes, true story:
- The reason for ‘the pause’ in global warming, excuse #37 in a series: ‘trade winds’ – WATTS UP WITH THAT
- Do winds control the climate or does the ocean control the wind? – JO NOVA
- If strong winds are behind the pause in global warming – would weaker winds cause global warming? – WARWICK HUGHES
Here’s Graham Parker (“…I reach out to touch it, it’s not there.”):
UPDATE: Patrick Michaels and Australian Garth Paltridge wonder if the overselling of global warming will lead to a new scientific dark age.
Columnist Mark Steyn, being sued for the crime of contradicting his government science, wonders if we aren’t already there. Read: Michael E Mann, America's Lysenko – Mark Steyn, STEYN ONLINE