UK Daily Mail
Nov 26, 2010
The rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed in the past decade, scientists said today.
In a report published today, the Met Office said the recent decrease seen in the rate of warming was the result of natural variation in the weather and pollution.
Scientists say one of the major reasons for the decrease in global warming is the rise in heavy industry and pollutant ‘aerosols’, particularly in Asia.
An upsurge in industrial emissions such as sulphur which are being pumped into the atmosphere could reflect sunlight and lead to a cooling effect.
Changes in the amount of water vapour in the stratosphere may also be a factor, the report suggests.
The admission will be seized upon by climate sceptics as evidence that man-made global warming has been overstated.