So says meteorologist Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in the northern German city of Kiel. He is also one of Germany’s best-known climatologists. The facts have begun to overtake the fiction (NBC’s shrill Green Week was undeterred, however).
Otherwise, however, not much is happening with global warming at the moment. The Earth’s average temperatures have stopped climbing since the beginning of the millennium, and it even looks as though global warming could come to a standstill this year.
The planet’s temperature curve rose sharply for almost 30 years, as global temperatures increased by an average of 0.7 degrees Celsius (1.25 degrees Fahrenheit) from the 1970s to the late 1990s. “At present, however, the warming is taking a break,” confirms meteorologist Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in the northern German city of Kiel. Latif, one of Germany’s best-known climatologists, says that the temperature curve has reached a plateau. “There can be no argument about that,” he says. “We have to face that fact.”
Now who was it that talked incessantly about “Inconvenient Truths”? Hmmmm…