“But Da Paws”

Pause, what pause?


The planet is no longer warming. The brief warming episode of the late 20th century completed its course in the mid 1990s, and is now extinct. These are now uncontroversial statements.



Objections and Replies

Reply. After the pause comes the SURGE.


{Pause in Da Paws} There seems to be a pause in “but da paws” among contrarians. No need to wonder why.

{Genuine} According to Richard Betts, “there was genuine interest from the part of the climate science community that specifically wants to understand and predict internal variability in the climate system.”

Further Readings

2018-12. A fluctuation in surface temperature in historical context: reassessment and retrospective on the evidence. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaf342

2017-05. Reconciling controversies about the ‘global warming hiatus’. doi.org/10.1038/nature22315

2016-02. Making sense of the early-2000s warming slowdown. doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2938

2015-10. Are pauses followed by surges? Climate Lab Book.

2015-08. Has there been a hiatus? doi.org/10.1126/science.aac9225