Skip to comments.Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'
Posted on 05/19/2013 5:25:54 PM PDT by presidio9
Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.
Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the coming decades.
But long-term, the expected temperature rises will not alter significantly.
The slowdown in the expected rate of global warming has been studied for several years now. Earlier this year, the UK Met Office lowered their five-year temperature forecast.
But this new paper gives the clearest picture yet of how any slowdown is likely to affect temperatures in both the short-term and long-term.
An international team of researchers looked at how the last decade would impact long-term, equilibrium climate sensitivity and the shorter term climate response.
Climate sensitivity looks to see what would happen if we doubled concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere and let the Earth's oceans and ice sheets respond to it over several thousand years.
Transient climate response is much shorter term calculation again based on a doubling of CO2.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported in 2007 that the short-term temperature rise would most likely be 1-3C (1.8-5.4F).
But in this new analysis,
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Not sure how this is possible, given the acceleration in greenhouse gas emission in China and neighboring Asian emerging markets industial states.
Unless the "science" was flawed to begin with that is...
“Since 1998, there has been an unexplained “standstill” in the heating of the Earth’s atmosphere.”
One has to love the term “unexplained”. Kind of like “unexpected” we see so often in articles from liberals. Hahahaha.
Holy cow ! You mean all the stuff I stockpiled for global warming now has to be replaced with global cooling provisions?
I smell a conspiracy (and in more ways than one !!)
That's it. I'm suing AlGore.
Just admit it. You had no idea what you were talking about and all theglobal warming crap aws just propoganda.
gw asshat scientists, just shut the hell up. nobody buys your crap anymore,you have zero credibility.
Some of my family members are “true believers” in the climate change bs. They’re also idiots and by idiots I mean they’re liberal-progressives.
A marvelous thing indeed. They can't predict, with any accuracy, what the temperature will be next week but yet know what it will be in 5 years.
me too, we all got ‘em.
Next we’ll be heading for an ice age again. So retro-70s.
Some of my family members are true believers in the climate change bs. Theyre also idiots and by idiots I mean theyre liberal-progressives.
The ones that proudly proclaim themselves “progressives” are the worst. They’re truly disgusting.
So the world slightly warmed for about 10 years, and it’s not warmed for about 14 years, yet global warming is conclusive?
TRANSLATION: "We refuse to allow reality to stand in the way of our totalitarian agenda."
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