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Global warming is not ‘leveling off’, so stop saying it is

Look to the satellite data.

Satellites like the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite or GOES-6 satellite provide atmospheric measurements of Earth.


Has the Earth already reached peak warming? Has climate change leveled off, leaving us to adjust to a new, warmer normal? Not according to satellite measurements, say the authors of a paper published yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports.

The eight researchers—who together hail from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Seattle—analyzed temperature data from three different satellite groups over a twenty-year

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