It seems the media is making excuses in advance and setting the stage for a cooler 2017. Quote:
OSLO (Reuters) - The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments' resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.
Well I am so relived it will be cooler next summer. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to every story, which Reuters goes on to explain:
"If 2017 is cooler, there will probably be some climate skeptics surfing on this information," said Jean-Noel Thepaut, head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service at the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.
And in a true statement of profound travesty, Mr. Thepaut explains that scientists will need to explain:
"The long-term trend is towards warming but there is natural variability so there are ups and downs. The scientific community will have again to explain what is happening," he told Reuters.
Reuters goes on to explain that the government is to blame for natural disasters, but fails to give evidence of how, or explain how to hold them accountable:
reduced government attention to climate change, which has been linked to more heat waves, floods, downpours and rising sea levels.
We doubt increased government attention to climate change, will reduce heat waves, floods, downpours and rising sea levels.