According to satellite measurements, there is still no global warming—for two decades and counting.
Michael Bastasch writes at the Daily Caller, “Satellites: Earth Is Nearly In Its 21st Year Without Global Warming.”
After September of this year, the Earth will be entering its 21st year without statistically significant warming trend, according to satellite-derived temperature data.
Since September 1994, University of Alabama in Huntsville’s satellite temperature data has shown no statistically significant global warming trend. For over 20 years there’s been no warming trend apparent in the satellite records and will soon be entering into year 21 with no warming trend apparent in satellite data — which examines the lowest few miles of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Satellite data from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) group also shows a prolonged “hiatus” in global warming. After November of this year, RSS data will be in its 21st year without warming. Ironically, the so-called “hiatus” in warming started when then vice President Al Gore and environmental groups touted RSS satellite data as evidence a slight warming trend since 1979.
There is very good reason why the word “hiatus” is put in quotation marks. The only way we know there is a hiatus in global warming is if we know the warming will soon begin again. But how do we know the global warming will re-kindle? The only evidence that climate scientists can point to are their computer models. But their computer models never predicted the “hiatus” in the first place! So there is no reason to appeal to them as a reason to believe the global warming will resume.
In fact, for all we know the earth may be about to start a cooling trend that leads to a mini ice age. If so, then this temperature stability is a turning point, not a mere pause or hiatus.
Yet, the government and the international community are still completely committed to global warming propaganda as a justification for taxing carbon and spiking the price of energy.