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BBC notices it isn't warming

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Global temperatures 'to decrease'

Global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007 due to the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific, UN meteorologists have said.

This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.

A minority of scientists question whether this means global warming has peaked and the earth has proved more resilient to greenhouse gases than predicted.

But Mr Jarraud insisted this was not the case and noted that 1998 temperatures would still be well above average for the century.

"When you look at climate change you should not look at any particular year," he said. "You should look at trends over a pretty long period and the trend of temperature globally is still very much indicative of warming...what is important for climate change is that the trend is up."

....Experts have also forecast a record high temperature within five years.

Yep, there is a very long term trend upwards but it doesn't correlate let alone appear to have causation with CO2 levels, that is the important news.

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You should look at data over a very long period? So why are "scientists" constantly using less and less data to make their predictions on a smaller and smaller scale?

Isn't it wonderful how the cooling effect of La Nina is a temporary aberration, whereas the warm years at the end of the 20th Century - while a huge El Nino was going on - were of course due to Global Warming.

Still and all, there is more rejoicing in Heaven, etc, and to get even a grudging admission from the BBC that there is actually room for debate about their neo-religion, is something we should all be grateful for.

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