For John, BLUF: Nature will follow the path nature selects. The job of science is to follow that path, wherever it leads. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Real Clear Energy, by Reporter James Taylor, 23 August 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
When American climate alarmists claim to have witnessed the effects of global warming, they must be referring to a time beyond 14 years ago. That is because there has been no warming in the United States since at least 2005, according to updated data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Hat tip to a friend of my Middle Brother.
In January 2005, NOAA began recording temperatures at its newly built U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). USCRN includes 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states. NOAA selected locations that were far away from urban and land-development impacts that might artificially taint temperature readings.
Regards — Cliff