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As pResident Barry Cades issues executive orders directing federal agencies to "work with states" to battle global warming and officials of Ecotopia concoct "carbon tax" schemes to "fight global warming", some inconvenient truths are conveniently being ignored: not only did global warming halt in 1997, not only has Arctic sea ice recovered, but even worse, the present cooling trend is projected to last at least into the mid-2030's.
A paper in the peer-reviewed journal Climate Dynamics – by Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr Marcia Wyatt – amounts to a stunning challenge to climate science orthodoxy.
Not only does it explain the unexpected pause, it suggests that the scientific majority – whose views are represented by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – have underestimated the role of natural cycles and exaggerated that of greenhouse gases.
The research comes amid mounting evidence that the computer models on which the IPCC based the gloomy forecasts of a rapidly warming planet in its latest report, published in September, are diverging widely from reality.
Not only was the global warming pause not predicted by any of the 138 computer models relied upon by the IPCC, but real-world temperatures are below the projected values of the models.
actual temperatures are now below the predictions made by almost all the 138 models on which the IPCC relies.
But...but...the science is settled™! One can only hope that Curry and Wyatt aren't planning to garner any grant funding in the future, for they've committed heresy. Unfortunately for the Ministry, this is another in a line of studies that counter the ortodoxy - and they don't rely upon half-baked "computer models", but upon comparisons of observed data with the projected data.
Of course, such trivialities won't affect the dogmatic political agenda of Leftist politicians and other True Believers, who will continue developing new fees and regulations designed to drain your wallet.