2014 and 2015 were the hottest years since records began in 1850. February 2016 had the highest monthly temperature anomaly ever seen relative to the average from 1951-1980 and broke the record set by the previous month.These startling observations caused scientists to take a new look at the 15-year, so-called hiatus in global warming that appears to have started in 1998.

WinACCs' Bob Whitmarsh has taken  a look at the evidence and concluded that we can say that there was a real slowdown in global warming between 1998 and 2012 but that this was a consequence of natural variability.

Read the full story in Bob's document below.



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