What happened to global warming?

Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.

If the pause lasted 15 years, they conceded, then it would be so significant that it would invalidate the climate-change models upon which policy was being built. A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) written in 2008 made this clear: “The simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends for intervals of 15 yr or more.”

Well, the pause has now lasted for 16, 19 or 26 years—depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere. That’s according to a new statistical calculation by Ross McKitrick, a professor of economics at the University of Guelph in Canada.

Since global warming hysteria has always been a political movement and not a scientific theory, any scientific evidence that refutes it cannot ever be acknowledged without some nonsense explanation for why it’s wrong, or only temporary, or immoral, or something.

Something about global warming politics seems to attract demented lunatics to its rhetoric, as shown in this video:

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