CLIMATE CHANGE NEVER SHOWED SLOWING
Climate-change ‘hiatus’ disappears with new data; US agency’s updated temperature records suggest that global warming continues apace.
Jeff Tollefson, 4 June 2015 (Nature)
"An apparent pause in global warming might have been a temporary mirage, according to recent analysis. [ The newest research shows global] average temperatures have continued to rise throughout the first part of the 21st century…That finding, which contradicts the 2013 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is based on an update of the global temperature records maintained by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The previous version of the NOAA dataset had showed less warming during the first decade of the millennium…Researchers revised the NOAA dataset to correct for known biases in sea-surface temperature records and to incorporate data from new land-based monitoring stations that extend into the Arctic — an area where observations are sparse. The updated NOAA dataset also includes observations from 2013 and 2014; the latter ranked as the warmest year on record…” click here for more