The UK’s Daily Mail reported this week that, according to the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, the planet has not warmed by one jot for the past 15 years.
In fact, the planet might be headed into a mini-Ice Age, the paper reports.
“We’re now well into the second decade of the pause,” the Mail quoted Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, as saying. “If we don’t see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious.”
Dr Nicola Scafetta of Duke University in North Carolina was quoted as saying, “If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again, the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the whole scientific community will question the current theories.”