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(Daily Mail)   Weather experts admit Earth's temperature is rising slower than first thought, may have stalled   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, Met Office, temperatures, Forensic meteorology, global warming, Earth, University of Reading, Global Warming Policy Foundation, greenhouse gases  
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2013-01-09 08:50:42 AM  
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notmtwain: gulogulo: Slaxl: sno man: I'd expect weather experts to understand the difference between weather and climate. Oh well.
Also the "Met Office" should really compare notes with NOAA. just three hours ago (on the main)

I'd be more inclined to blame the Daily Mail for being misleading and twisting the Met Office's words, rather than the Met Office itself. It's all they do.

Bingo. The data does not say it has stalled at all. But sk(c)eptics are going to cling to this as proof that the roads flooding on the coast more often at high tides is just simply not actually happening and are a figment of everyone who lives there imagination.

Be fair. They are not saying that the present is not the present or that high tides haven't happened.

They are just saying that the slope of the line isn't as steep as they had thought and that you may have to wait a while to fry your eggs on the sidewalk.

The problem is the levelling off of the slope is over too small a part of the graph to mean anything. The Deniers are going to run with this misleading info to wave the 'nothing going on carry on' banner. And they will have a few listen.
It sound like the developed this new model and punched in the last twentish years (the shallow slope) and guess what, it projected the slope to basically continue in a basically straight line.  1998 was an outlier, on the high end, starting from that point is going to flatten the slope significantly.  The only reason to start from 1998 is to flatten the slope.  The question is why would they want to do that.
2013-01-09 07:38:45 AM  
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Hush, subby. Everyone is about to die, and Fark won't hear otherwise.
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