"We found about 1 in every 8 decades has near-zero or negative global temperature trends in simulations which would otherwise warm at expected present-day rates. Given that we have seen fairly consistent global warming since the 1970s, these odds suggest the observed slowdown was due to occur."Two questions:
1. Does anyone want to point out the flaw in the statistical reasoning? (Hint: Boulder hasn't had 100 year flood since 1896, we must be now overdue!)
2. Can anyone point to a prediction of a slowdown in temperature increase made before the slowdown occurred?