In January 2013, James Hansen and colleagues published their updated analysis that temperatures had remained at high levels despite strong La Nia conditions and stated that “the average 5-year temperature has been flat for a decade, which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and slowing net growth rate”” , while noting that “the ten warmest years since 1998 have taken place.” Under the title “Stopping Global Warming,” they found that the “stop” temperature was at a much higher level than in every year of the previous decade, with the exception of 1998 alone, which had had the strongest el Nino of the century. However, the impasse has led to a widespread assertion that “global warming has ceased.”  The economist quoted an article on March 30, 2013 as saying, “Over the past 15 years, air temperatures on the Earth`s surface have been flat, while greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, and Hansen quoted as saying, “The global average temperature for the past five years has been flat for a decade.” He examined possible explanations for the “recent pause for rising temperatures” and suggested that this implied less sensitivity to climate.  The media`s interest was highly convincing, as in the Reuters headline “Climate scientists have a hard time explaining the slowdown in warming.”  In July 2013, journalists met with Met Office scientists at the Science Media Centre in London and received a briefing paper containing three articles on “the last pause of global warming” at surface temperatures. These other indicators continued to show warming, at least part of the pause related to heat replacement in the deep oceans, and this did not change the risks of future warming or reversed the physics behind the models: this represented only a 10% reduction in the most likely projection, so that “the warming we expected by 2050 would only be delayed by a few years”.   Hiatus, a Latin verb meaning “behouse” or “yawn,” first appeared in English in the mid-16th century. Originally, the word referred to a void or an opening in something, like a cave opening in a cliff. In the 18th century, Laurence Étoile used the word with humour in her novel Tristram Shandy and wrote “The Break in Phutatorie`s Pants”. Today, “Hiatus” is usually used over time to refer to a pause or interruption (as in a song) or a period during which an activity is temporarily suspended (for example. B a break in classes).
- December 10, 2020