No warming for the last 16 years?

Any of us visiting various climate blogs keep encountering the bullshit statement that “there’s been no warming for the last 16 years” or variations on that meme. If you are one of the idiots pushing that, please pull your head out of your arse and watch this video…

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7 responses to “No warming for the last 16 years?

  1. Sou

    The heads you refer to are likely stuck.

    Great little video from skepticalscience.com. Couldn’t be clearer.

  2. john byatt

    left comment at TCS

    john byatt said…
    ” It says world temperatures are likely to stay around 0.43 degrees above the long-term average – as by then they will have done for 20 years.

    The 0.43 degrees is above the 1998 temperature of .040 degrees, how is that not warming?

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/seasonal-to-decadal/long-range/decadal-fc

    January 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Please prove you’re not a robot

  3. Michael Boice

    Interesting…it’s a convincing but amusing piece. What would we be saying if we were experiencing the Little Ice Age or the Medieval Warm Period?

    I read constantly from both sides of this debate and that piece is great for party conversation, but nothing more. It’s a brief snapshot of a complex system and its format strikes fear…it doesn’t empower one with any real knowledge.

    I hope you intend to follow up with lots of data, I’m truly interested. But marketing hype won’t cut it for me…hype is the wrong word…though the information may be accurate, it is used as hype – used to agitate or excite, because it lacks background and backup.

    If you want to be accepted at face value this is good information…if you want to be taken seriously then you need to take your subject more seriously. So far this feels like a cheeky bar where one can engage popular conversation with one who’s delivery is based upon shock…your opening paragraph as an example.

    Do more!

    • Hi Michael, thanks for your comment. I don’t really need to do more as their are already plenty of great bloggers out there doing excellent work. I feelmy major contribution to spreading the message about climate change isn’t going to be achieved through this blog but in my teaching where I use climate change denial arguments to educate students about what bad science looks like. Initially this blog was started just to highlight biological and ecological changes facilitated by AGW. It’s morphed from that. I’m now looking at politicians as its an election year. Anyway, thanks for the comment. Mike

  4. Michael Boice

    I’ll keep checking in…I continue to look for information from both sides of the debate. I appreciate the time you’ve invested here…I don’t have that kind of time.