Global Warming "Hiatus" Doesn't Mean That Temperatures Stopped Rising

September 18, 2014 4:10 PM

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Global Warming "Hiatus" Doesn't Mean That Temperatures Stopped Rising

The latest myth making the rounds among climate-change deniers is that reports of a "global warming hiatus" are proof that climate prediction models are flawed. The global temperature, they say, hasn't increased in nearly 20 years. As usual, they're getting it wrong.

Although the rate of increase in the globally and annually averaged temperature of the atmosphere near the surface has slowed since around 2000 compared to the rate of increase over the preceding three decades, near-surface warming of the atmosphere has continued. The 2000s were warmer than the 1990...

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