The misleading statement that global warming stopped in 1998 continues to be thrown around even though the last decade was the warmest on record globally.
Highly regarded Penn State geoscientist and climate expert Dr. Richard Alley, who is the host of Earth: The Operators' Manual, recently posted an entertaining and accurate video about this very subject and why that statement is incorrect.
The video, which is part of the 'How to talk to an Ostrich' video series from Earth: The Operators' Manual shows the difference between short-term trends and long-term direction.
Check out the short two-and-a-half video below. Video courtesy of YouTube.
According to NOAA, last month was the warmest June on record globally going back to 1880.
The latest climate indicators clearly show that the planet is warming.
The Marginal Ice Zone Program was formed to help scientists have a much better understanding of physics that control sea ice breakup and melt in and around the ice edge.
June 2014 global surface temperature analysis.
The latest on the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic and a look at the latest forecasts for the minimum extent, which normally occurs in September.
How did June 2014 rank in the satellite measured temperature record?