UK Paper: UN scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years ‘amid fears it would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change’


By: - Climate DepotSeptember 19, 2013 10:21 PM

Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was ‘misleading’ and they should focus on decades or centuries.

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has changed its tune after issuing stern warnings about climate change for years The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has changed its tune after issuing stern warnings about climate change for years

 

Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.

Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat – and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.

 

The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.

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