Cold Pacific keeping global warming a...

Cold Pacific keeping global warming at bay

There are 5 comments on the The San Diego Union-Tribune story from Sep 8, 2013, titled Cold Pacific keeping global warming at bay. In it, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that:

Scripps researcher Shang-Ping Xie, the Roger Revelle Chair in Environmental Science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at his office on UCSD campus.

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Etobicoke, Canada

#1 Sep 8, 2013
Global warming continues to warm the SURFACE mass. It is only AIR temperature at 2 meters (meteorology) that is being affected.. and that is relatively meaningless having only about 2% of the thermal mass.
The Bobster

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Sep 9, 2013
Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists
A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global cooling.
Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists

There has been a 60 per cent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice compared to this time last year, they equivalent of almost a million square miles.

In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin.

The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes.

A leaked report to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seen by the Mail on Sunday, has led some scientists to claim that the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century.

If correct, it would contradict computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming. The news comes several years after it was predicted that the arctic would be ice-free by 2013.

Despite the original forecasts, major climate research centres now accept that there has been a “pause” in global warming since 1997.

The original predictions led to billions being invested in green measures to combat the effects of climate change.

The change in the predictions has led to UN's climate change's body holding a crisis meeting, and the the IPCC was due to report on the situation in October. A pre-summit meeting will be held later this month.

But leaked documents show that governments who fund the IPCC are demanding 1,500 changes to the Fifth Assessment Report - a three-volume study issued every six or seven years – as they claim its current draft does not properly explain the pause.

The extent to which temperatures will rise with carbon dioxide levels, as well as how much of the warming over the past 150 year, a total of 0.8C, is down to human greenhouse gas emissions are key issues.
The Bobster

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Sep 9, 2013
North Pole Sees Unprecedented July Cold – Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record —‘Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that’
By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot
August 3, 2013 8:04 AM

Unprecedented July Cold – Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record

“Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that,” says Steven Goddard website.

“The Arctic ice extent is showing a remarkable recovery from the great oscillations of 2012,” says Guimaraes.“Compare with the previous years listed there, you’ll see that 2004 is the year that is closest to 2013 in terms of average temps during the summer.”
The Bobster

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 9, 2013
What Global Warming? 2012 Data Confirms Earth In Cooling Trend
August 13, 2013 - 12:16 PM
By Barbara Hollingsworth

( )– The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its “State of the Climate in 2012” report, which states that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.”

But the report “fails to mention [2012] was one of the coolest of the decade, and thus confirms the cooling trend,” according to an analysis by climate blogger Pierre Gosselin.

“To no one’s surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that warming is galloping ahead out of control,” writes Gosselin.“But their data shows just the opposite.”

Although the NOAA report noted that in 2012,“the Arctic continues to warm” with “sea ice reaching record lows,” it also stated that the Antarctica sea ice “reached a record high of 7.51 million square miles” on Sept. 26, 2012.

And the latest figures for this year show that there’s been a slowdown of melting in the Arctic this summer as well, with temperatures at the North Pole well below normal for this time of year. Meteorologist Joe Bastardi calls it “the coldest ever recorded.”

The Associated Press had to retract a photo it released on July 27 with the caption,“The shallow meltwater lake is occurring due to an unusually warm period.”

Etobicoke, Canada

#5 Sep 9, 2013
Selective reading of inaccurate newpaper headlines does NOTHING to change the facts. The warming continues as does the emissions of CO2. The scientists specifically state that the 'pause' in air temperature is expected, and not statistically significant (as a proxy to surface warming).

But papers spin it into a 'cooling' and dimwits spin it into an end to AGW. What a boob. What made you change from your usual 'national enquirer'? I mean, aren't two headed martian babies more important?

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