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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Global warming is a long-term trend with ups and downs along the way
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 17, 2013 11:05 a.m.



GisTempAug

Many climate-change denialists don’t seem to understand that global warming is not a relentless phenomenon without any dips in the overall trend.

The chart above shows occasional short-term declines in global temperatures. But the long-term pattern of warming is unmistakable.

Consider THIS situation, for example:

Heat absorbed by the deep oceans has brought a slowing of global warming in the last five years, U.K. scientists say, but the long-term trend is still upward.

Oceans absorb large amounts of the Earth’s heat, a phenomenon that goes on over long periods as heat from the ocean surface is gradually circulated to the ...

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