Dana Nuccitelli | Thursday 15 October 2015
Apparently the dude is oblivious to how much our freedom is dependent on the healthy of our environment. More of that complacent disregard for the complexities of society and life, in favor of stupid political bromides.
Your supposed hiatus occurred in global surface calculations (excluding polar regions and other spots) - but the surface only contains about 10% of our climate system's heat energy - the oceans contain 90% and that has continued increasing unabated. As for surface temperature those never really stopped increasing either, if you honestly look at all the data, not just one particular and incomplete temperature set of convenience.
In particular, the UAH team, led by Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer (who have discounted the importance and occurrence of climate change for years) present results that differ quite a bit from the others. In fact, in the current paper, it is stated that “Despite using the same basic radiometer measurements, tropical TMT trend differences between these groups differ by a factor of three.”