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  1. The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week [by the British Meteorological Office]. Daily Mail Oct 14, 2012

    The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
    This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
    The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.
    This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.
    Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.
    At last week’s Conservative Party Conference, the new Energy Minister, John Hayes, promised that ‘the high-flown theories of bourgeois Left-wing academics will not override the interests of ordinary people who need fuel for heat, light and transport – energy policies, you might say, for the many, not the few’ – a pledge that has triggered fury from green activists, who fear reductions in the huge subsidies given to wind-turbine firms.

  2. If you study the graph that shows variation in world temperature over this period all you see is changing weather patterns.

    If you draw a trend line of best fit, it is quite obvious that there has been no change whatsoever.

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