The Earth has been heating since 1998

If you follow climate news, you’re probably familiar with media claims that global temperatures have supposedly “stopped rising” for the last 16 years. Ignoring the cherry-picking inherent in that claim, it’s also fundamentally wrong – the energy may have stopped appearing in the atmosphere, but it’s continued being absorbed by the much larger heat sink that is the oceans.

The folks at Skeptical Science (SkS) put together the following video to illustrate just how wrong the “16 year pause” claims actually are.

For those of you who want more information, here’s the most recent post in a very long line of posts going back to 2009 at SkS debunking this erroneous claim.

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