Is the climate warming or cooling ?

  title={Is the climate warming or cooling ?},
  author={David R. Easterling},
[1] Numerous websites, blogs and articles in the media have claimed that the climate is no longer warming, and is now cooling. Here we show that periods of no trend or even cooling of the globally averaged surface air temperature are found in the last 34 years of the observed record, and in climate model simulations of the 20 and 21 century forced with increasing greenhouse gases. We show that the climate over the 21 century can and likely will produce periods of a decade or two where the… CONTINUE READING

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