Climate Change

Climate Scientists Can't Explain Pause in Rising Temperatures

Globe hasn't quite warmed in twenty years


Debate about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from the sceptical fringe to the mainstream.

In a lengthy article this week, The Economist magazine said if climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, then climate sensitivity—the way climate reacts to changes in carbon-dioxide levels—would be on negative watch but not yet downgraded.