Has global warming stopped?

No. Here’s a handy graphic for you to enjoy and share, courtesy of Climate Nexus.


Also, you might want to ask the question: What has global warming done since 1998?

That question is addressed HERE, where this handy graphic is available showing the importance of ocean warming:


So, has global warming stopped? No, I’m afraid not.


Other posts of interest:

Also of interest: In Search of Sungudogo: A novel of adventure and mystery, which is also an alternative history of the Skeptics Movement.


  1. #1 L.Long
    July 16, 2013

    Joules??? Just fear crap made up by elitist left wingers to scare us. The theocratic right wing nutter republicans have told us you all are lying!!! and they would never lie to us average joes! I wish I could make that sound as awful as it really is.
    Because the 1% and the right wing dimwits living at this time will all be dead in another 50+ years, they will not feel the full impact and don’t give a schite about anything but themselves. So global warming will decrease about 300 yrs AFTER the collapse of the civilization that supports this present technology. Hopefully there will be enough of us around to start over and hopefully get it right. But judging from past and present history, it will be the4 same thing round and round again.

  2. #2 Kevin Sanders
    July 16, 2013

    trick question. so called “global warming” is real. The cause is natural, NOT man made. A natural earth cycle that nothing will help undo. Certainly Bill Gates spraying sulfur and aluminum nano particles into the atmosphere is not going to stop it. If it is man made, then he probably helped make it doing this crap. HAARP doesn’t seem to help much in the matter either.

  3. #3 Rob
    July 16, 2013

    The 97% consensus paper gets criticized by AGW “skeptics” because it is based on just the papers that expressed an “AGW is real” type statement in the abstract and 67% of the papers surveyed did not express a position either way in the abstract. Similarly, no papers have been published recently stating that the earth is round in the abstract either, because science has moved on. To the “skeptics” though, this makes the consensus paper “junk science”. Apparently authors are going to have to spell things out more obviously in their abstracts in the future.

  4. #4 dean
    July 17, 2013

    Nobody shows the intersection of denialism and crank conspiracies theories as clearly as Kevin.

    The discussion of why the papers classified as supporting or not supporting climate change was not badly done is an illuminating read. It seems that the deniers aren’t even trying to make reasoned arguments any more. They are following the tea baggers and simply tossing out untruths at such a high rate it is difficult to deal with all of them.

  5. #5 Kevin Sanders
    July 17, 2013


    thanks. glad to know I am doing my part to combat global warming myths. All aI am doing is trying to people to realize that little fairies are not flying through the air sprinking carbon dust on everything. and Bill gates is funding mass spraying. look it up.

  6. #6 David Evans
    July 17, 2013

    Kevin, does that last graph look like a “natural earth cycle” to you? If so, what is the cycle length, and when was the last peak?

  7. #7 dean
    July 17, 2013

    Kevin, the websites that agree with your claim at as batshit crazy as you – and likely as dishonest. Do you have any rational sources?

  8. #8 dean
    July 18, 2013
  9. #9 Mal Adapted
    July 18, 2013

    Kevin Sanders:

    All aI am doing is trying to people to realize that little fairies are not flying through the air sprinking carbon dust on everything. and Bill gates is funding mass spraying. look it up.

    Wait, wut? Bill Gates is funding little fairies to fly through the air spraying something? Or is Bill Gates the one flying through the air spraying carbon dust on everything? I’m confused!!!11!!!

  10. #10 Greg Laden
    July 18, 2013

    I think he must be talking about contrails.

  11. #11 Mal Adapted
    July 18, 2013

    When I did as Kevin suggested and looked up “Bill Gates” “mass spraying”, chemtrails was referenced among the hits. Wouldn’t suprise me, as Kevin has abundantly displayed his crank magnetism here, and elsewhere on scienceblogs. In the interest of fairness, however, I’m hoping he’ll clarify just which crankery he’s refering to.

  12. #12 Mal Adapted
    July 18, 2013

    Greg, I’d be grateful if you’d fix the link in my last comment.

  13. #13 Kevin Sanders
    July 18, 2013

    If you think your so called global warming is bad wait until the angels of heaven start the bowls judgement and if you survive it, wait till you see what is next.

  14. #14 Greg Laden
    July 18, 2013

    It is interesting how many of those bowls are full of climate change.

  15. #15 Kevin Sanders
    July 20, 2013

    yes, greg. Climate change. But NOT manmade climate change. Agian, God is in control of your weather.

  16. #16 American Idiot
    July 20, 2013

    “All your weather are belong to God” is not a hypothesis amenable to scientific investigation, so all we can do in this case is agree to disagree.

  17. #17 Obstreperous Applesauce
    July 21, 2013

    Confusing climate and weather is boring, and at this stage of the discussion it’s just plain ridiculous.

    Invoking Goddidit is only satisfying when you are unable to understand the cause and effect of something. For example, if your car breaks down and you don’t understand engines; Goddidit! Oh, it couldn’t possibly be that you failed to maintain it properly…

    We can pretty well see the human fingerprints all over climate change:

    Stop blaming your screw-ups on God.

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  19. #19 toby
    July 23, 2013

    I am glad Kevin is around to tell us what God is up to.

  20. #20 Deeana
    January 17, 2015

    I have been wondering whether Global Warming stopped, because at one point last year so many volcanoes were erupting, and therefore sending dust into the upper atmosphere that it should have had a cooling effect. Does anyone know?

  21. #21 Greg Laden
    January 17, 2015


    Global warming didn’t stop. Over the last decade or so the rate of warming of the atmosphere has slowed but it is still warming. Over the last few years the sea surfaces have been warming at an alarming rate. Over this entire time the total surface warming of the Earth including the top 2000 meters or so of the ocean has been pretty much apace, but with lots of heat going into the ocean on average, and not much coming out. It will come out.

    But over the last decade or so there has also been a regular supply of small(ish) volcanoes adding to the cooling effects, and that is considered to be part of the equation. I wrote about this (very briefly) at the following two links, where you will find other links to address your question:



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