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British Researcher: No Global Warming in 18 Years

British Researcher: No Global Warming in 18 Years
British climate change skeptic and the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley Christopher Monckton. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:26 AM

A British aristocrat has taken a swipe at activists and politicians who fan the fears of climate change as he claimed that recent research shows there's been no global warming for almost 18 years.

Lord Christopher Monckton announced on ClimateDepot.com that his scientific satellite data show the temperatures have remained fairly stable between October 1966 and August 2014, despite a rise in greenhouse gas emissions.

Calling it the "Great Pause," Monckton wrote, "It is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a 'climate crisis' caused by our past and present sins of emission," said Monckton.

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"Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems' satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming — none at all — for at least 215 months."

"This is the longest continuous period without any warming in the global instrumental temperature record since the satellites first watched in 1979. It has endured for half the satellite temperature record. Yet the Great Pause coincides with a continuing, rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration."

Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley and a policy adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, says the rate of warming is half of what climate scientists initially predicted a quarter-century ago, according to The Daily Caller.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had projected in 1990 that global temperatures would rise at a rate of 2.8 degrees Celsius per century. But the temperature increase since the IPCC's prediction has only been at a rate of 1.4 degrees Celsius per century, the Caller reports.

"The Great Pause is a growing embarrassment to those who had told us with 'substantial confidence' that the science was settled and the debate over," Monckton wrote. "Nature has other ideas.

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"Though more than two dozen more or less implausible excuses for the Pause are appearing in nervous reviewed journals, the possibility that the Pause is occurring because the computer models are simply wrong about the sensitivity of temperature to man-made greenhouse gases can no longer be dismissed."

Monckton's data will fuel the outrage of climate change critics in the United States who have attacked President Barack Obama's proposed executive action calling for a 30 percent cut over the next 15 years in greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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