The lull in global warming from 1998 - 2008 was mainly caused by a steep rise in China's coal use, says reporthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14002264
The 'cue' on my keyboard doesn't work, so please ekcuse my spelling!
What are you up to knight? There are so many kwotes from this article you could have used. The article spells out that the study was conducted by skeptics ( probably industrialists who stand to make some cash).
No, it said the study was started because of the claims of skeptics.
Lead researcher Robert Kaufmann from Boston University, whose research interests span climate change and world oil markets, said the study was inspired by "sceptical" questioning.
Maybe you could have highlighted the article with the fact that "coal acts to mask greenhouse warming as it puts more tiny sulphate aerosol particles into the atmosphere which cool the planet by reflecting energy back into space" .... in so many words.
Which the sentence used says, the lull in the warming trend is partly due to the increased coal use in China and the way it is burned.
The article kwotes Piers Forster from the UK's Leeds University who led the IPCC chapter analysing factors affecting global temperatures. He said. "It needs to be emphasized that any masking is short lived and the increased CO2 from the same coal will remain in the atmosphere for many decades and dominate the long term warming over the next decades."
Yes, that is correct.
The actual content of the article kwickly dismisses the claim of the title of the very same article. Puts it to rest.
No, it does not as the temperature record does show a lull, it just provides a more complete explanation to the causes of that lull.