August 22, 2014
WHEN CLIMATE WARMS YOU DID IT, WHEN IT COOLS IT'S NATURAL:
Global warming's 'pause': Where did the heat go? (Becky Oskin, AUGUST 22, 2014, CS Monitor)
In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don't think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the reason (or reasons) for the slowdown has scientists flummoxed. Researchers have offered more than two dozen ideas to explain the missing heat.Now, a study published today (Aug. 21) in the journal Science suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth's extra heat.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 22, 2014 10:28 PM