Just a pause in warming?

The Washington Post’s George F. Will reminds us that not too long ago — about 30 years — the New York Times was warning us of “the near certainty of calamitous global cooling.”

Now Will alerts us to a Times story which tell us that “that the last decade, which passed without warming, was just ‘a pause in warming.'”

But do we really know? The data is subject to a variety of interpretations, and as Will tells us, that data itself is often suspect:

On Feb. 18 the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that from early January until the middle of this month, a defective performance by satellite monitors that measure sea ice caused an underestimation of the extent of Arctic sea ice by 193,000 square miles, which is approximately the size of California. The Times (“All the news that’s fit to print”), which as of this writing had not printed that story, should unleash Revkin and his unnamed experts.

Read it all by clicking on Climate Science in A Tornado.

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