Actually, we SHOULD be cooling now given the deep solar minimum in 2009 (& the expected long solar cycle now, before cycling back to solar max sometime after 2021), Chinese pollution releasing reflective aerosols, & La Niña conditions. But we're not cooling; at MOST we're continuing to warm, but at less statistically significant rates."Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions."
"Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will be brief or a more lasting phenomenon."
"exposed gaps in their understanding??!!"
"most climate models failed to predict??!!"
HERESY!! The models are PERFECT! The SCIENCE IS SETTLED - there are no possible "gaps" in climate scientists' understanding!!
This must not stand! Send out the Spanish Inquisition!
The sun & El Niño WILL cycle back, & warming will be faster than ever. The Chinese are preparing to pass anti-pollution laws; their party leaders have to try to breathe the air in Beijing also, after all. Aerosols will decline & warming will speed up, just like what happened to us in the 1970s after we passed anti-pollution laws.
So the people who are arguing now that "warming has stopped" are just deluding themselves, & trying to delude the rest of us. It will only work on the gullible.