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Hide The Hiatus: Global News Media Ignore Inconvenient Research Findings

Global Warming Policy Forum

A new paper published yesterday in Nature Climate Change confirms that the so-called global warming hiatus between 1997 and 2014 was real and that claims that it was overstated or never existed are untrue:

“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.”

Annual mean and global mean surface temperature anomalies; source Nature Climate Change 24 Feb 2016

Most of the world’s major news outlets that reported last year that the warming hiatus never existed have so far ignored the new findings. It will be interesting to see how long they will keep mum.