New research also reveals that the supposed “pause” in climate change was due to missing data.
It’s the hiatus that never happened: an apparent ‘slowdown’ in rising surface temperatures between 1998 and 2012, which encouraged climate change deniers to label global warming a made-up conspiracy. Even a hoax.
To be clear, thanks to the efforts of scientists, this ‘pause’ in global warming has been thoroughly debunked, but new research highlights another reason we made the mistake in the first place: missing data.
“Compared with the newly estimated global warming rate of 0.130°C per decade, the Arctic has warmed more than five times the global average.”