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Climate nightmares

Secrets about the 1.5°C world temperature limit

Millions are terrified that climate change will wreck the world. Here is some information they probably do not know, because journalists do not mention it.

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Global Warming

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

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 …

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

Global Warming

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

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 …

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