11/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Global Warming and Predictions of an Impending Ice Age - Part 3

You don't have to search too hard to find a skeptic's blog proclaiming that global warming "stopped" in 1998. Oh happy day if it were true, but sadly it is not. Why do I say this? I've looked at the data.

In my third post in a series on the connection between the sun, sunspots, and climate, I present a graphic, which shows the average global temperatures from 1990 to the present. Below is the graphic (from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

Come take a look at how to read it here.


Dr. Bill Chameides is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He blogs regularly at