GLOBAL Warming Stopped 15 Years Ago!
GLOBAL warming stopped 15 years ago, it was claimed earlier this month
Met Office figures show that the average temperature between 1997 and 2012 did not rise at all and that the previous warming trend has levelled off.
But critics say the Met Office put this research onto the Internet without publicity - in contrast to the attention it gave to figures released six months ago which reinforced the case for global warming.
Those figures went up to 2010 - the hottest year on record - and showed a continuing warming trend.
Campaigners slammed the Met Office tactics and questioned the Government's drive for costly green energy such as wind turbines which add about £100 a year to domestic energy bills.
Dr Benny Peiser of Lord Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation said: "It is quite scandalous that the Met Office is misleading the public".
The latest data proves beyond any doubt that that there has been no warming over the past 16 years.
Nobody knows what this means long term and how long this pause is going to last.
Though we are in a period of accelerating greenhouse gas emissions the climate is not responding in the way that climate models have predicted.
Global warming is not a looming disaster. We need to reassess the Government's climate change policies such as the drive for renewable energy which is extremely expensive.
These figures do not mean there is no problem long term but they show it is not the imminent disaster we have been told about.