Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 2 – Introduction to the Halt in Global Warming

This is the second in a series of videos that examines hypothetical human-induced global warming and claims made by global warming enthusiasts. As noted in the title, it presents an introduction to the halt—a.k.a. the hiatus, the pause—in global warming.

I attended a somewhat large Thanksgiving gathering.  There were about 18 immediate family, in laws and friends—mostly adults—seated around 2 tables.  One of the greener attendees said something about global warming, and my response was that global warming has slowed and there has been no warming of global surface temperatures for more than a decade. My statement was met with disbelief by most.  Luckily, two of the teenagers had heard of the hiatus or pause.  (We later confirmed the halt on-line.) This generated a number of quick discussions, but the most surprising thing for me was that so few adults had heard that there had been a slowdown and halt in global warming…and that climate scientists were unable to explain it.  Has the halt in global warming somehow escaped mainstream media attention in the States? (I don’t know. I haven’t watched TV in more than a decade.)

Thus this video:

The following are links to webpages and papers presented in the video:

And, of course, I included a few model-data comparison graphs, which also show how poorly the models simulate global surface temperatures in recent years. For further discussions of these and other climate model failings, there are numerous posts at my blog Climate Observations.  Refer also to my recent ebook Climate Models Fail.

In follow-up videos, we’ll present the excuses being used by global warming enthusiasts in light of the halt in global warming.

The video series “Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming” also includes:

Episode 1 – The Hiroshima Bomb Metric


About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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6 Responses to Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 2 – Introduction to the Halt in Global Warming

  1. Richard M says:

    Bob, very nicely done. Why did you choose to use contaminated surface data instead of satellite data? Or, possibly both?

  2. Bob Tisdale says:

    Richard M, I used surface temperature data because it is the most commonly used metric of global warming.

  3. wazsah says:

    Bob, Any chance you could email me ?

  4. Thanks Bob, this video is the most compact demonstration of the climate scam.

  5. Jim Cripwell says:

    Bob, Off topic, but maybe you might read this. I do not have the skills to do this, but you do, if it makes any sense. Starting with the latest monthly temperature data, and assuming a linear trend, what is the first statistically significant trend as one considers data from previous months? It seems to me that this would be a measure of what the current trend in temperature data is. You could email me if this is of the slightest interest.

  6. Bob Tisdale says:

    Jim, doesn’t SkepticalScience have a tool that does this? I seem to recall Christopher Monckton using that tool against SkepticalScience. SkepticalScience created to the tool to show that the lack of warming during the hiatus period wasn’t statistically significant, but Monckton turned it back on them that the warming rate during the hiatus wasn’t statistically significant.


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