Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'
19 May 2013 Last updated at 13:31 ET
Scientists say the recent downturn in
the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the
Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the
Writing in Nature
Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the
But long-term, the expected temperature rises will not alter significantly. The most extreme projections are looking less likely than
End Quote Dr Alexander Otto University of Oxford
The slowdown in the expected rate of global warming has
studied for several years now. Earlier this year, the UK Met Office lowered
their five-year temperature forecast.
So while not saying GW is bullshit, they are backing off the "Doom & Gloom" a bit.
Maybe they see the dire predictions are overblown and are laying the
foundation to say "Well...nevermind!"