16 Years Without Warming?
Yesterday, I got into a discussion (debate?) with someone on Martin Lack’s (excellent) blog about the idea that “warming has stopped over the past 16 years”. It is a common myth based on the incorrect interpretation of temperature graphs. It is also the latest argument used by people who deny global warming and climate change.
Fortunately, we have the following short video from the fine folks at Skeptical Science to explain what is wrong with the myth:
Plus, I doubt that the people of the USA and Australia would agree that warming has stopped. 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded for the US, and Australia is going through a record heat wave which has sparked massive wildfires.
The planet is warming and it will continue to do so as long as there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The longer we argue about that simple fact, the harder (and more expensive) it will be to stabilize our climate.