Slow? Slow compared to what? Reality is not slow, or fast or anything. Reality is what it is.
Yes, it’s slow compared to the ’90s. So? That’s ‘slow’ only if you expected it would continue to warm at the same rate.
It’s also slow compared to the models. That’s not ‘slow’, that’s the models being fast. The models are hotter. And the models are definitely man-made.
So yes, it’s not the climate that’s slow.
It’s the models that are hot, and your expectations that were high.
Not too long ago, climatic blogger Lubos Motl declared:
if done right, temperature adjustments are great
Lubos said people asking questions had an ‘adjustment-phobia’ that ‘unmask[ed] their anti-scientific credentials’. (He didn’t stop there, of course, calling the questioners ‘nutjobs’, deleting comments and retrospectively editing his words.)
The post is actually chock-full of sensible questions about the ‘hiatus-killer’, such as:
However, the shock is that the warming trend extracted from the marine vessels was copied to the buoys time series
The warming trend indicated by the buoys – a project that was specifically designed by scientists to measure the temperature of the ocean – was completely erased by Karl et al.
If you’re not dull, you will ask: Why didn’t they do just the opposite? They could have repaired the trend from the marine vessels for them to agree with the lower trend from the buoys
I think it is time to call Lubos Motl an anti-scientific nutjob.