Lack of understanding of climate science seems to be a hallmark of mainstream media's coverage of global warming. Case in point: the "pause."
"In late September, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest science summary, IPCC scientists highlighted the certainty of human's role in recent climate change.
They also updated estimates of sea-level rise and pointed out that the last three decades were likely the warmest 30-year period in the past 1,400 years.
To an observer of the news conference in Stockholm following this release, though, few of those points would have been clear.
That's because during the conference, journalists posed question after question on what they seemed to see as a key uncertainty in climate research: the 15-year pause in surface temperature warming."