After 150 years of warming, the oceans have called a timeout and decided to stop warming for a while.
The rate of global warming may be kept flat for about a decade, even in the middle of long-term warming, because Earth’s oceans can absorb enough heat to temporarily keep it from skyrocketing, U.S. researchers say.
Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research say ocean layers below 1,000 feet can hold enough of the “missing heat” to hold global air temperatures steady during these periods, and such intervals can be expected during the next century, even as the trend toward overall warming persists, an NCAR release said Monday.
NCAR’s top climate scientists seem to be unaware that temperatures have already been declining for over a decade. They also seem to be unaware that physical law doesn’t change to meet their own funding needs.