'Jeff Masters says that this winter’s cold is due to global warming.
It is important that we learn to distinguish between natural cold, global cooling cold, and global warming cold. The chart below makes the distinctions abundantly clear.'
'The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the UK’s Royal Society: 'The current CO2-induced warming of Earth is therefore essentially irreversible on human timescales.' - 'Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were to suddenly stop, Earth’s surface temperature would not cool and return to the level in the pre-industrial era for thousands of years,' according to the joint publication. Global surface temperatures would stay elevated for a thousand years and sea levels would continue to rise for centuries — even after temperatures stopped rising.''
NASA’s Gavin Schmidt & colleagues finds ‘that a combination of factors, by coincidence, conspired to dampen warming trends in the real world after about 1992’
Latest excuse for global temperature standstill mocked by skeptics: 'Apparently, if you go back and rework all the forcings, taking into account new data estimates (add half a bottle of post-hoc figures) and 'reanalyses' of old data (add a tablespoon of computer simulation) you can bridge the gap and explain away the pause.’