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More Support for a Global Warming Hiatus

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Ding, M., Wang, S. and Sun, W. 2018. Decadal climate change in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, a representative area of the Arctic. Condensed Matter 3: 12, doi:10.3390/condmat3020012.

Despite considerable evidence of a global warming hiatus in recent years, some climate alarmists continue to falsely claim otherwise. The latest study to rebuke their denial comes from the three-member Chinese research team of Ding et al. (2018).

Working with meteorological data derived from three weather stations with reliable sensors and World Meteorological Organization collection standards, the scientists examined the temperature record of Ny-Ålesund, a small port located on the western coast of Svalbard (~78.92°N, 11.93°E), for the period 1975-2014.

The results of their analysis revealed that warming in this high Arctic site had proceeded at four times the global mean rate calculated in other data sets. However, Ding et al. note that over the last decade (2005-2014), "the warming rate in Ny-Ålesund slowed to 0.03 ± 1.85°C per decade," which is essentially indicative of no-trend in the data. Lead-lag analysis further revealed that "Ny-Ålesund and global temperature variations were remarkably consistent, with a lag time of 8-9 years." Consequently, the researchers say that "the 'warming hiatus' many scientists [have] studied also appears in Ny-Ålesund, it just started later than [that observed in] other areas."

The work of Ding et al. further cements the reality of the recent global warming hiatus period, which was also newly verified for northeast China by Sun et al. (2018). What will it take for climate alarmists to admit as much?

Sun, X., Ren, G., Ren, Y., Fang, Y., Liu, Y., Xue, X. and Zhang, P. 2018. A remarkable climate warming hiatus over northeast China since 1998. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 133: 579-594.

Posted 27 August 2018