In a report quietly released on the internet without any press releases to draw attention, the Met has found that global temperatures measured land and sea across 3000 stations have remained flat for the last 16 years from 1997 to 2012.
This 16-year period equals the 16-year period from 1980 to 1996 when global temperatures had risen. The 40 years before 1980 had stable or declining temperatures, which caused climate scientists in the 1970s to predict that global cooling was leading into a disastrous new ice age. During the 1980s, as temperatures rebounded, these same scientists reversed their opinions and declared that global warming is the threat.
The Met report has sparked robust debate among climate scientists. Among them is Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, who was at the center of the Climategate e-mail scandal in 2009. Jones
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