Stupid fingers. I "Read the PDF" not the "psf"!
Evidence, Sean; evidence.
Religion and the Bang have millions of words but no evidence.
Try again. Or suspend judgment, as scientists do.
An important new study just released in Nature - A must read for anyone interested in climate change:
TY - JOUR AU - Medhaug, Iselin AU - Stolpe, Martin B. AU - Fischer, Erich M. AU - Knutti, Reto TI - Reconciling controversies about the â€˜global warming hiatusâ€™ JA - Nature PY - 2017/05/04/print VL - 545 IS - 7652 SP - 41 EP - 47 PB - Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. SN - 0028-0836 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22315 L3 - 10.1038/nature22315 M3 - Analysis AB - Between about 1998 and 2012, a time that coincided with political negotiations for preventing climate change, the surface of Earth seemed hardly to warm. This phenomenon, often termed the â€˜global warming hiatusâ€™, caused doubt in the public mind about how well anthropogenic climate change and natural variability are understood. Here we show that apparently contradictory conclusions stem from different definitions of â€˜hiatusâ€™ and from different datasets. A combination of changes in forcing, uptake of heat by the oceans, natural variability and incomplete observational coverage reconciles models and data. Combined with stronger recent warming trends in newer datasets, we are now more confident than ever that human influence is dominant in long-term warming. ER -