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What happened to global warming?
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
So what on Earth is going on?
Climate change sceptics, who passionately and consistently argue that man's influence on our climate is overstated, say they saw it coming.
What we have all been thinking
Reporting from Nome, Alaska - Most days in Nome, you're not likely to run into anybody you didn't see at the Breakers Bar on Friday night. More than 500 roadless miles from Anchorage, rugged tundra and frigid Bering Sea waters have a way of discouraging visitors.
So it was a big deal when the World, a 644-foot residential cruise ship with condos costing several million dollars apiece, dropped anchor during the summer for a two-day look-see.
"We never had a ship anywhere near this size before," Chamber of Commerce director Mitch Erickson said. "My guess is they've probably been everywhere else in the world, and now they're going to the places most people haven't seen yet."
That's about to change.
The record shrinking of the polar ice cap is turning the forbidding waters at the top of the world into important new shipping routes.
HALIFAX, N.S. — A trio of adventurers sailed into a dreary and damp Halifax harbour Saturday, marking the end of a four-month journey that saw them navigate the treacherous waters of the Northwest Passage aboard a 12-metre sailing sloop.
The Open Passage Expedition was the brainchild of Manitoba native Cameron Dueck, a journalist and avid sailor who lives in Hong Kong.
The goal was to document through photographs, video and anecdotes the effects climate change is having on the lives of the people who inhabit the remote communities of Canada's Arctic.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
Whatever the situation with Tax and credits and such like, the climate is without a doubt warming.
Originally posted by andy1033
So many scientists are just cabbages, when trying to come up with answers. Remember most of them are just people who did not have there life destroyed in school, so they made it through. This means they are often not as intelligent as they think, compared to many of us.
Lol at global warming.