The researchers, led by Dr. Thomas Karl, director of the National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US, proceeded to a new longitudinal analysis of global surface temperatures.
As it was concluded, there is not recorded a distinct decline in the global warming rate between the second half of the 20th century and in the first 15 years of the 21st century (the latter period is considered by many climatologists as a sort of respite to global overheating).
The researchers suggest in their new study that temperatures in the current century do not show reduce in relation to the temperatures during 20th century. On the contrary, over the last 15 years, the pace of climate change is at least the same as it was during the second half of the 20th century. The impression of the opposite is nothing but a statistical and scientific error, due to incorrect data and incorrect interpretation, according to US researchers.
Thomas Karl believes that people should be informed that the global temperature today continues to grow. What is more, the statement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC that the global surface temperature shows much less increase during the last 15 years over the last 30 or 60 years, is no longer true.
According to the IPCC, the average global temperature increased at a rate of about 0.05 degrees Celsius per decade between 1998 to 2012, compared to 0.12 degrees per decade over the period 1951-2012. The new analysis contends that during the period 2000-2014 the rise of temperature was 0.116 degrees per decade, compared to 0.113 points between 1950-1999.
The new study will certainly displease skeptics of climate change, who had found new arguments after the impression that, in recent years, climate change was not as severe as it used to be.