Since it is AIR temperature and subject to a lot of influence from ENSO and other climate oscillations, the 'standstill' is meaningless, which has been pointed out by those who UNDERSTAND the climate.<quoted text>
World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns. New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics.
And now they point out that the noise peak will be the other way (and still not significant) while the climate warming continues at a steady pace (the signal, not the noise).
Anyone with a decent education and knowledge of the problems inherent in using air temperature at 2 meters (meteorology data) as a proxy for the other 98% thermal mass (ocean and land) will be trying to educate you. Far from being 'alarmist' they will educate you in the fact that it would take only a small hit on the GDP with eventual benefits in terms of higher GDP in the future to solve the problem. The 'alarmists' here are the denialists that are trying to hide from the issue and hope it goes away.<quoted text>
Funny how its the alarmists that keep trying to explain the standstill.