New culprit in global warming: The Pa...

New culprit in global warming: The Pacific Ocean?

There are 3 comments on the CNET News.com story from Aug 30, 2013, titled New culprit in global warming: The Pacific Ocean?. In it, CNET News.com reports that:

From the 1940s through the 1970s there was no major warming trend in the average surface temperature of Earth.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Aug 30, 2013
They should move to another planet if all they want to produce is ninety million tons of ghg emissions with the energy of 400,000 hiroshima's DAILY.
SpaceBlues

United States

#2 Aug 30, 2013
From scientific american .. the first decade of the 21st century was the hottest based on records kept since the 1880s -- and it included record heat waves in Russia and the US as well as a precipitous meltdown of Arctic sea ice and surging sea level rise. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 touched 400 parts per million on Mauna Loa in May, a first in the time line of human existence. A cooler Pacific stuck in a La Niña rut may have restrained global warming for the past decade or so, Shang-Ping Xie notes, but it is unlikely to last. "This effect of natural variability will be averaged out over a period of 100 years," he says, "and cannot argue away the threat of persistent anthropogenic warming that is occurring now."
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#3 Aug 31, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
From scientific american .. the first decade of the 21st century was the hottest based on records kept since the 1880s -- and it included record heat waves in Russia and the US as well as a precipitous meltdown of Arctic sea ice and surging sea level rise. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 touched 400 parts per million on Mauna Loa in May, a first in the time line of human existence. A cooler Pacific stuck in a La Niña rut may have restrained global warming for the past decade or so, Shang-Ping Xie notes, but it is unlikely to last. "This effect of natural variability will be averaged out over a period of 100 years," he says, "and cannot argue away the threat of persistent anthropogenic warming that is occurring now."
Here's a good paper on the PDO and the arctic ice.

http://www.biogeosciences.net/9/5391/2012/bg-...

The same heat wave hit Russia during the rule of Catherine the Great, I think 1792.

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