This is the second in a series of videos that examines hypothetical human-induced global warming and claims made by global warming enthusiasts. As noted in the title, it presents an introduction to the halt—a.k.a. the hiatus, the pause—in global warming.
I attended a somewhat large Thanksgiving gathering. There were about 18 immediate family, in laws and friends—mostly adults—seated around 2 tables. One of the greener attendees said something about global warming, and my response was that global warming has slowed and there has been no warming of global surface temperatures for more than a decade. My statement was met with disbelief by most. Luckily, two of the teenagers had heard of the hiatus or pause. (We later confirmed the halt on-line.) This generated a number of quick discussions, but the most surprising thing for me was that so few adults had heard that there had been a slowdown and halt in global warming…and that climate scientists were unable to explain it. Has the halt in global warming somehow escaped mainstream media attention in the States? (I don’t know. I haven’t watched TV in more than a decade.)
Thus this video:
The following are links to webpages and papers presented in the video:
- Kevin Trenberth’s article for the Royal Meteorological Society Has Global Warming Stalled? (My response to Trenberth’s article is here.)
- Von Storch, et al. (2013) “Can Climate Models Explain the Recent Stagnation in Global Warming?”
- Fyfe, et al. (2013) “Overestimated global warming over the past 20 years”
And, of course, I included a few model-data comparison graphs, which also show how poorly the models simulate global surface temperatures in recent years. For further discussions of these and other climate model failings, there are numerous posts at my blog Climate Observations. Refer also to my recent ebook Climate Models Fail.
In follow-up videos, we’ll present the excuses being used by global warming enthusiasts in light of the halt in global warming.
The video series “Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming” also includes: