Okay, it gets more and more fun to watch, doesn't it?
Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.
Oh come on. You mean to tell me that all this work on reducing my carbon footprint (which, at a size 10, is substantial) has succeeded so well that I might've actually stopped global warming?
This article, and several others I've come across recently, are trying to figure out what to do with the evidence coming in from several corners that just flat contradicts the GWG (Global Warming Gospel). And it's especially amusing coming from NPR, huh? You know THEY'RE not going to be trying to cool the warming fever until they've exhausted all the stalls they can think of!
"I suspect that we'll able to put this together with a little bit more perspective and further analysis," Trenberth says. "But what this does is highlight some of the issues and send people back to the drawing board."
Trenberth and Willis agree that a few mild years have no effect on the long-term trend of global warming. But they say there are still things to learn about how our planet copes with the heat.
Maybe 97.87% of it has been expended through the lungs of the Al Gore and his pseudo-scientists?