World's a lot cooler than we thought
Sceptics celebrated this week when the Met Office acknowledged temperatures are only creeping slightly above highs the world hit in 1998 and will be much the same over the next five years.
Even the forecasters’ harshest critics say this does not mean the world’s climate will stop heating up but it raises questions over what the scientists and their £30million super-computer think is really going on.
THE Met Office have revealed that global warming appears to have STALLED.
The upwardly surging arrow used on graphs warning us of its deadly effect on the planet has wilted — leaving climate experts scratching their heads.
The news crept out after it was quietly uploaded onto obscure web pages on Christmas Eve.
While nine out of ten of the world’s hottest years on record have occurred this century, one year has caused the experts problems.
How can the world be warming if 1998 is still the hottest year ever?
And now new forecasts for the years to 2017 show temperatures might creep up only slightly above that record set 15 years ago.
Temperatures are predicted to warm by just 0.43°C above the 1971-2000 average over the next five years — 20 per cent less than the previous 0.54°C per cent estimated rise. And the new figure is just a smidgen above the 0.40°C rise in 1998.