Where is the warming? What happened to the pause in global warming?
Sceptics have pointed out that the SPM has hidden problems in climate science. The biggest problem is the fact of non-warming since the late 1990s — a fact almost completely ignored by the report. This fatal omission will lead to questions about the credibility of the IPCC report from sceptic and non-sceptic perspectives alike. The entire climate science community has been talking about the non-warming since climategate revealed that world-leading climate scientists knew that there was no warming, and that it was in one scientists words \”a travesty that we cannot explain it\”.
That scientist has since argued that the extra warming has not gone to the surface of the planet, but has made its way undetected through the atmosphere, to warm the deep oceans. That hypothesis is the argument now advanced by environmental activists, but it is highly controversial and forms no part of the scientific consensus. It suffers from two main problems.