A special posting at Climate Depot by Christopher Monckton titled “The Pause draws blood–A new record Pause length: no warming for 18 years 7 months” shows that the “pause” in global temperatures continues.
Monckton opens up with:
” For 223 months, since January 1997, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature shows the Pause setting a new record at 18 years 7 months.
It is becoming ever more likely that the temperature increase that usually accompanies an el Niño will begin to shorten the Pause somewhat, just in time for the Paris climate summit, though a subsequent La Niña would be likely to bring about a resumption and perhaps even a lengthening of the Pause.”
The RSS temperature record for the 223 months is shown below.
Monckton uses Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellites to provide the temperature for the period. He points out:
” The start date is not cherry-picked: it is calculated. And the graph does not mean there is no such thing as global warming. Going back further shows a small warming rate.
The Pause has now drawn blood. In the run-up to the world-government “climate” conference in Paris this December, the failure of the world to warm at all for well over half the satellite record has provoked the climate extremists to resort to desperate measures to try to do away with the Pause.
First there was Tom Karl with his paper attempting to wipe out the Pause by arbitrarily adding a hefty increase to all the ocean temperature measurements made by the 3600 automated ARGO bathythermograph buoys circulating in the oceans. Hey presto! All three of the longest-standing terrestrial temperature datasets – GISS, HadCRUT4 and NCDC – were duly adjusted, yet again, to show more global warming than has really occurred.”
To read more about the manipulations of temperature see: “NOAA Alleges New Temperature Data Refutes The “Pause”–But Does It?”
Monckton has much more in this posting, including the charts on Ocean temperature. He also lists some sixteen items under the title of “Key facts about global temperature “ which are worth your attention.
His thoughts seem like “gobbley gook” to me.
The year 2001 is important, because it is the year where solar cycle 23 were beginning its deep prolonged minimum and where the standstill in earths surface was observed in satellite measurememnt.So, the cause of the standstill is provoked by the SUN!!