- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NASA truly has the 100,000 feet viewpoint on this one,

The nation’s space agency his noticed an inconvenient cooling on the planet lately. On Tuesday, NASA’s Langley Research Center atmospheric scientist Norman Loeb presented a talk titled “The recent pause in global warming: A temporary blip or something more permanent?”

The lecture explores how “global warming may be on vacation,” NASA helpfully explains.

Uh-oh. Paging Al Gore. There’s even a new term for the phenomenon.

Mr. Loeb’s presentation offered the most recent research related to a slowdown in surface warming referred to as the “global warming hiatus,” the federal agency says. Over the last 15-years, the global mean surface temperature of Earth has increased at a rate that is roughly one-third of that over the past 60 years, NASA notes.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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