February 2, 2015

Global warming slowdown: No systematic errors in climate models

(Feb.2, '15)  The rate of global warming in the 21st century has been significantly slower than all the models had predicted. Evidently, this was merely due to random variations.

Sceptics who still doubt anthropogenic climate change have now been stripped of one of their last-ditch arguments: It is true that there has been a warming hiatus and that the surface of the earth has warmed up much less rapidly since the turn of the millennium than all the relevant climate models had predicted. However, the gap between the calculated and measured warming is not due to systematic errors of the models, as the sceptics had suspected, but because there are always random fluctuations in the Earth’s climate.