Ecommunist Economist has an interesting story this week.
The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now.
What “not-rising temperatures” is that?
OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO? put there by humanity since 1750. And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, “the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.”
We have been covering this story for some time at the Cat. While The Economist is using a whole bunch of weasel words to cover itself the fact remains that the “non-rising temperatures” is becoming a problem that won’t go away and can’t be easily explained away.
Update: The Australian Financial Review reprinted the entire article today.
Much like The Economist printing the article in the first place, having the AFR reprint the article is a significant change in editorial policy.