To the embarrassment of global warming alarmists everywhere, the Earth stubbornly refuses to get warmer.
In 2009, Kevin Trenberth, one of the leading alarmist scientists, wrote in an email: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” Since then, things have only gotten worse for the warmists.
The Earth has now gone for 18 years and three months with no warming. Christopher Monckton charts the satellite data:
Monckton adds this explanation:
“The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no global warming for 18 years 3 months since October 1996.”
The satellite data are by far the most reliable we have, since 1979 when they begin. Surface temperature data are badly compromised in several respects: 70% of the Earth is ocean; most weather stations are in cities that are artificially warmed, a fact that the keepers of the data steadfastly refuse to acknowledge; and–see the prior point–surface data are in the hands of the alarmist cabal, who consistently “adjust” the data to make the past look cooler and the present warmer, often without acknowledging that they have done so until they are caught.
The fact that the Earth hasn’t warmed for more than 18 years proves that the models, which are the sole support for global warming hysteria, are wrong. …
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