Global Warming Has Been on Natural 'Pause' Since 1998

July 22, 2014 2:55 PM

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Global Warming Has Been on Natural 'Pause' Since 1998

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a "pause" in global warming, but scientists have revealed that this slowdown was actually due to natural cooling fluctuation, and not a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions like some believed.

The deceleration during this 15-year period is sometimes referred to as a "pause" or "hiatus" in global warming, and has raised questions about why the rate of surface warming on Earth has been markedly slower compared to previous decades. What's even more curious is that greenhouse gas levels have ...

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