IPCC chief Pachauri DENIES global warming slowdown

The BBC reports:

Scientists are more certain than ever that greenhouse gases from human activities are heating the planet, the head of the UN’s climate panel says.

Rajendra Pachauri made the comments in an interview with BBC News.
He also dismissed suggestions of a slowdown in global warming…

“There’s definitely an increase in our belief that climate change is taking place and that human beings are responsible,” he told me.

“I don’t think there is a slowdown (in the rate of temperature increase). I would like to draw your attention to the World Meteorological Organization which clearly stated on the basis of observations that the first decade of this century has been the warmest in recorded history.

“And I think the rest will be brought out by the report itself when it’s released.”

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3 thoughts on “IPCC chief Pachauri DENIES global warming slowdown”

  1. Three points

    1 The last millennium was the coolest of the whole Holocene and was on average 1.5degC less that the Holocene Climate Optimum

    2 The CET winter temperatures have fallen about 1.5degC since 2000 and the first 6 months of 2013 were ~ -2degC cooler that the average 2000 – 2012 with last March being almost -4degC colder than the monthly average. Cherry picking or not, something is clearly happening to CET weather. It will be interesting to see how far the CET is cooler over the whole year even after some great summer weather.

    3 Our happy Holocene is already long in the tooth with a real glaciation on the horizon.

    May it stay good and warm for my grandchildren.

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