Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

July 22, 2014 3:27 PM

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"The pause thus has a convincing statistical explanation," said Shaun Lovejoy.

The planet has been slowly warming over the last century or more. But in the last 15 years, that rate of warming has slowed. Temperatures are still high by historical standards; but between 1998 and 2013 they were slightly below what climate models had predicted. A small number of scientists and pol...

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