The Missing Heat

Richard Harris on NPR documents the mysterious case of the missing global heat.

A fleet of aquatic robots has been measuring the oceans’ temperatures around the globe for the last several years. And the data this system has provided is puzzling: “It has recorded no warming of the global oceans.”

Harris’ report is loaded with unanswered questions, caveats, and suppositions. One of the scientists he interviewed for this report admitted that “what this does is highlight some of the issues and send people back to the drawing board.”

In other words, scientists simply don’t know all the answers about the systems that regulate our planet’s temperature.

So how can politicians declare so emphatically that “the debate is over”?


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