What is not settled is why. And that is driving the scientists nuts.
So far this year, they have come up with dozens of explanations as to why. The problem confronting some of the researchers is that they have so committed to the concept of man-caused global warming that their explanations must also support that overarching theory.
It turns out that is increasingly difficult to do. It is a very narrow path that they must negotiate: a cogent and scientifically provable explanation for an almost two-decade long pause in warming that doesn’t also negate the idea that the earth is warming.
On one hand, they are all in on the global warming idea, but on the other, it hasn’t happened as predicted. Some of the key
excuses explanations published so far this year include:
- Stadium waves
- It’s not scientifically relevant
- Scientists are looking at the wrong ‘lousy’ data
- Negative phase of the natural Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (???)
And some forty-seven more!
What is crystal clear is that scientists from all perspectives really aren’t sure why the forecasted warming hasn’t happened. They just know it hasn’t.
What is not clear, therefore, is how the current narrative, especially from political leaders such as Barack Obama, Henry Reid, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, , still insists on the urgency of the problem.
Very rarely do these people, and others involved in the debate, mention the “pause” or the bewilderment of the scientists studying it. Perhaps it is time for a pause in the rhetoric and conclusions, as well.