New government study purports to show no hiatus in global warming

A new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, makes the claim that the lack of warming since the beginning of this century, as acknowledged by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last December, is actually a statistical mirage.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with an independent government consulting company, try to make the case that the temperatures gathered from around the world to prove the lack of warming are wrong and that "adjustments" must be made in order to get a true representation of the data. New York Times: When adjustments are made to compensate for recently discovered problems in the way global temperatures were measured, the slowdown largely disappears, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared in a scientific paper published Thursday. And when the particularly warm temperatures of 2013 and 2014 are averaged in, the slowdown goes away...(Read Full Post)