According to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades (...)In the words of Richard North:
"It is possible that a fraction of the most recent rapid warming since the 1970s was due to a free variation in climate," Isaac Held of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Princeton, New Jersey wrote in an email to Discovery News. "Suggesting that the warming might possibly slow down or even stagnate for a few years before rapid warming commences again."
Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years. But he warned that it's just a hiccup, and that humans' penchant for spewing greenhouse gases will certainly come back to haunt us.
It looks as if an awful lot of people are going to be in their graves before we next see any of the blessings of higher temperatures.More at Watt's up with that.
[UPDATE001] We're all climate change creationists now. According to James Randerson in the Guardian:
Think about it. They operate in very similar ways. They have a fixed position and ignore evidence that does not fit their case. And they cherry-pick shreds of data that do appear to back them up.I know you are, but what am I?