Go and have a read. From A&D:
[Causes and implications of the pause] That is the title of a paper attempting to explain (away) the 17-year nothing that happened while CAGW models were predicting warming driven by increasing CO2. CO2 increased. Measured GAT did not.For most children in school in the US, global warming has been taught as a scientific fact. And yet, the earth has not warmed during their entire educational career. Now, in most of science if your models don't match reality 95% of the time, you don't just have to adjust your models a bit, rename your theory from "warming" to "change" and say you're still right. In most of science, if your predictions are that far off even using bad data skewed in your favor, your theory gets trashed. Congratulations, it's time for a new field of research because you were wrong.
Here’s the money quote: “The most recent climate model simulations used in the AR5 indicate that the warming stagnation since 1998 is no longer consistent with model projections even at the 2% confidence level.”
That is an establishment climatologist’s cautious scientist-speak for “The IPCC’s anthropogenic-global-warming models are fatally broken. Kaput. Busted.”
Yet the anthropogenic theory of global warming (I don't even need the "anthropogenic" qualifier now--the globe is not presently warming) keeps rising like something from a bad zombie movie. Part of it is the politics. A lot of politicians have invested a lot of political capital in this movement and have used it as the support and delivery method for global socialism.
That doesn't explain the continued survival of this broken theory however. For the average believer, this is a religious movement. Having "moved beyond" traditional religion, these people still need something to hang onto. They're like the late Harold Camping's followers. Continually proven wrong, they "discover" an error in the basis for their predictions and move the date of the apocalypse. Most of society and the media rightfully scorned and mocked Harold Camping's consistently wrong prognostication. Now it's time for them to do the same to the anthropogenic theory of global warming.