Undoubtedly, the impact of global warming has been felt in the recent years and it has been well documented by environment advocates. Global warming could lead to catastrophic consequences if not controlled by reducing greenhouse gases and pollution. Some environmental experts think earth is warming today, but during the early 2000s, global warming paused.
This is not the first time when global warming ‘hiatus’ has given rise to a debate over climate change. Last year, the debate was flared up when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it didn’t find any evidence proving that global warming has slowed down since the early-2000s. That time, doubters accused the federal agency of hiding the truth on climate change.
Now, a new study conducted by some prominent researchers has claimed that NOAA’s conclusion was incorrect, and global warming actually paused in the past 15 years. They have created a graph showing a slowdown in global temperatures until 2010. The study published in Nature Climate Change has also stated that warming has recently increased, breaking past records in 2014 and 2015.
“The interpretation made by the NOAA group was not valid. The slowdown is there, even in this new updated data set”, said John Fyfe, a renowned climate expert from Environment and Climate Change Canada and lead author of the study.
The NOAA study released last year suggested that the planet’s rising temperatures never even slowed. A number of experts in a meeting at Colorado agreed to the NOAA study and discussed how climate models were designed to study global warming.
According to NOAA team of researchers, they concluded the study after comparing last 15 years’ temperature data with temperature trend between 1950 and 1998. But the new study claimed that the data collected by the federal agency was arbitrary. It insists that global warming really did slow down in the 2000s.