In the Hans Christian Anderson fable an entire populace is duped by the king and his clothiers until a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”
Today we need a 10 year old voice to say, “But it hasn’t warmed since I’ve been here!”
Data from NOAA’s Climate Data Center confirms that global land and sea surface temperatures are essentially unchanged since 2002.
The science of how green house gases like carbon dioxide(CO2) respond to the earth’s radiation and warm us is clear. Humans add 30 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere each year, unabated by expensive renewables. But global warming remains at rest.
And we don’t really know why.
There are ideas. The oceans are taking up some of the carbon, acidify the waters, and damage coral reefs. The solar sun spot cycle has paused with slightly lower solar output. It is time for us to pause as we study what is really happening with our climate.