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What temperature trend?
Umm, no. Here’s the graph they might be looking at on the monitor:
While there has been a modest 1°C warming of the planet since 1850, along with some cold snaps in between during that 161 years…
In the ten year period that Mr. Gore has been arguing about in his CRP presentations as being the period where climate change manifests itself in extreme weather events, it has gotten cooler, even as CO2 continues to increase. That’s an inconvenient truth.
You can reproduce that graph here: http://www.woodfortrees.org/
That HadCRUT global temperature shows no warming trend in the past 10 years, which seems to jibe with the lack of sea level rise due to lack of increasing global ocean heat content as we discussed here.
Quite possibly, the small warming effect of CO2 has plateaued, or there may be another explanation. Scientists admit they aren’t sure. It might be aerosols. See:
Josh put a lot of work into these, so if you like the work, drop by the tip jar. Unlike Gore’s CRP, he won’t spam you asking for more. Buy him a beer, he’s worked a long time bringing us enjoyment with only some “attaboys” sent his way.