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The "Pause" in Global Warming: What Does it Mean? 'Guest Blog'

There are 6 comments on the story from Apr 30, 2013, titled The "Pause" in Global Warming: What Does it Mean? 'Guest Blog'. In it, reports that:

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Thornton, TX

#1 Apr 30, 2013
Varying the cloud feedback of atmospheric models will certainly change model projection results so it would be very helpful for further discussion from the MIT group of how much they feel their results and projections are due to increasing CO2, and how much due to varying the cloud feedback. Without knowing in detail how they treat the cloud feedback issue and how they treat the inherent uncertainty of the cloud-aerosol issue I guess I would reserve judgement and acceptance of the results showing a 50% chance of global warming of +5 C. In any event changes in precipitation, ice and snow patterns may be more important than a focus on just global temperature. It's really about global change not just "warming" or "climate" alone"

There you have it they really don't know. Just follow the money and the varying and detail will change like the weather warming climate change.

Everett, WA

#2 Apr 30, 2013
From the article:
There is another possible contributor to the recent leveling: the huge increase in particles (aerosols) in the atmosphere associated with the big increase in coal burning and petroleum usage in China. Such particles can cause cooling both directly (by reflecting solar radiation to space) and indirectly (by changing the number of cloud droplets).
toxic topix AGW deniers recommend that communist chinese dictators continue to pollute, sacrificing half a million HONORABLE CHINESE CITIZENS PER YEAR, to keep the Earth cool.

Everett, WA

#3 Apr 30, 2013
"fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' flops:
beer cans, diarrhea, sci fi, really don't know.......
litesong wrote:
Can't be nice, if any AGW advocate wants to tell the truth about 'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend'.
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' can't ask a proper scientific question because it never had science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. Of course,'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' never had any other science or mathematics training.
At least,'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver' tried math calculations, tho only a few attempts ended in errors of 1 million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES & 73 million TIMES.'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' has never attempted math calculations, which prove that its proficiency in math is worse than that of 'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver'.

Etobicoke, Canada

#4 Apr 30, 2013
PHD wrote:
Varying the cloud feedback of atmospheric models will certainly change model projection results..
Yes. But unlike you, the scientist don't arbitrarily 'play with fictions' and reality has not shown any evidence that cloud formation changed.

When are you going to deal with the issue instead of made up fantasy?

Etobicoke, Canada

#5 Apr 30, 2013

"The confusion on this subject lies in the fact that only about 2 percent of global warming is used in heating air, whereas about 90 percent of global warming goes into heating the oceans (the rest heats ice and land masses). But humans live at the Earth's surface, and thus we tend to focus on surface temperatures. Over the past 10–15 years, Earth's surface temperature has continued to rise, but slowly. At the same time, the warming of the oceans – and the warming of the Earth as a whole – has accelerated."

Everett, WA

#6 Apr 30, 2013
Your last two posts are greatly appreciated, showing science at its best. Tho I don't like to have toxic topix AGW deniers taught, I am sure they will force themselves to NOT let your posts teach them proper science. So all is well.

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