2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

Global Warming

Summary: The world's temperature is in the news again, showing that 2017 was another warm year. Now that it is in the record books, let's look at the more important question -- about future warming, if a new pause has begun -- and what might be the political implications. One of the most important datasets … Continue reading 2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

New research ends the battle about the pause in global warming. Neither side won.

Global Warming

Summary: The rise in temperatures during the past few years shows how both activists and skeptics have misrepresented the global warming story. This has been especially so during the decade-long debate about the warming pause. Since 1950 warming has occurred in stair-like steps, with pauses between them. That gives a useful frame to watch temperatures … Continue reading New research ends the battle about the pause in global warming. Neither side won.