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Time is different to different folks, e.g. in 2 Peter 3:8 we find
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day."Down to Earth, NASA says (link)
Some scientists define climate as the average weather for a particular region and time period, usually taken over 30-years.Meanwhile in 2005, when discussing the Global Warming Pause, Phil Jones of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, said
The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant. –Phil Jones, University of East Anglia 5 July 2005Four years later, Mr Jones said
Bottom line: the ‘no upward trend’ has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried. -Phil Jones, University of East Anglia 7 May 2009Gee, Mr Jones, (Un)Skeptical (Un)Science's trend calculator, using the RSS satellite data shows that this century temperature is trending down at the rate of 0.05ºC/decade for at least 16 years.
John Raymond Christy a climate scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) in a recent interview with cnsnews said that
The Earth’s temperature has “plateaued” and there has been no global warming for at least the last 18 years.Patrick Michaels, Director of the Cato Institute’s Centre for the Study of Science agreed.
According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature, and even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change"said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.