Gotta love this NPR headline, “The Mystery of Global Warming’s Missing Heat.” This is the most recent in a refreshing series of sober assessments that of course brief periods are not climatically meaningful, be they a month, a year, three years, even a decade. The folks in the NASA PR shop who put together all those “annual temperature trend” press releases sure must be embarrased.
Things are wonderfully captured in this euphemistic kicker from the article: “it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming.” Like, maybe, this?
What’s global warming without the warming called? Come on, you can say it . . .