WILLIAM M. BRIGGS: Global Warming To Cause New Crisis. What Will It Be? “‘Global warming has paused since 1997.’ Paused, which means global warming is still out there lurking, ready to strike. It has only put on hold its nefarious activities. It has not ceased, but is held in abeyance. Global warming, the sneaky creature, is in hiding, perhaps in the oceanic abyss. In short, the theory is still true and the world is wrong.”