Assigned Reading: Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out
(FROM: Der Spiegel)
The lead-in pretty much says it all:
Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.
The bold formatting is original, by the way. I didn’t add that. The article continues:
…The Earth’s average temperatures have stopped climbing since the beginning of the millennium, and it even looks as though global warming could come to a standstill this year.
Ironically, climate change appears to have stalled in the run-up to the upcoming world summit in the Danish capital, where thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, business leaders and environmental activists plan to negotiate a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
I did add the italics there. I couldn’t resist.
Here’s the takeaway: All of the climate change science is based on computer models for the climate. None of the models predicted this 10-year hiatus. So, none of the models are reliable. Heck, none of the climate models used by the global warming alarmists are even good enough to predict known values in the past — so, so much for their climate models.
Which means it’s time for scientists to admit the truth: they don’t actually understand the climate. They have no idea what is going to happen.
As we’ve discussed previously, however, the global warming movement is more religion than science, so don’t expect lack of evidence to slow the political activism. If anything, expect the hysteria to kick up a notch as the true believers try to drown out the increasing murmurs of doubt from everyday Americans.