Congressman Lowenthal Statement On New NOAA Study Showing No ‘Hiatus’ in Global Warming Over Past 15 Years

Jun 4, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Lowenthal Statement On New NOAA Study Showing No ‘Hiatus’ in Global Warming Over Past 15 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2015)  – Congressman Alan Lowenthal today issued the following statement regarding the release by the Journal Science of a scientific paper co-authored by nine scientists at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information showing that the rate of global warming has been just as fast over the past 15 years as over the previous 50 years. According to the paper, the notion of a hiatus or slowdown in global warming over the past 15 years is not supported:

“I want to express my gratitude to the scientists who drew together this data from across multiple sources and continents. They are to be commended for their work confirming what the vast majority of climate scientists have been saying for years: the Earth is warming and will continue to warm. This is yet another potent reminder of the impact humans are having on our earth’s climate because of greenhouse gas emissions.


“We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the warming. I hope that my colleagues in Congress can come together in a bipartisan manner to find solutions to this global problem before it is too late.”

Congressman Alan Lowenthal is the chairman of the House of Representative’s Safe Climate Caucus which was formed in 2009 to raise awareness both within Congress and with the public about the many ways climate change is affecting the world. For speeches, videos, and opinion articles please check out the Safe Climate Caucus  YouTube channel and Huffington Post page.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal represents the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Avalon, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Cypress, Westminster, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Anaheim, Midway City and Stanton in California’s 47th Congressional District. He can be followed on FacebookTwitter, or his website.