Despite NOAA denial, growing number of new studies confirm global warming hiatus

Posted: April 8, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, pause, Temperature

Earth and climate – an ongoing controversy

The reality of a global temperature ‘standstill’ was accepted as fact by fervent warmist James Hansen in a paper over four years ago, but is still controversial to some people.

Despite widespread denial among climate activists, a growing number of scientific research papers in recent months have confirmed the global warming hiatus, trying to explain its possible reasons (for the latest studies see GWPF links here).  

The latest study claims that the Southern Ocean played a critical role in the global warming slowdown.

The post-2002 global surface warming slowdown caused by the subtropical Southern Ocean heating acceleration
Geophysical Research Letters, 27 March 2017

Abstract: The warming rate of global-mean surface temperature slowed down during 1998-2012. Previous studies pointed out role of increasing ocean heat uptake during this global warming slowdown, but its mechanism remains under discussion. Our numerical simulations, in which wind stress anomaly in the equatorial Pacific is imposed from reanalysis data, suggest sub-surface warming in the equatorial Pacific took place during initial phase of the global warming slowdown (1998–2002), as previously reported. It is newly clarified that the Ekman transport from tropics to subtropics is enhanced during the later phase of the slowdown (after 2002) and enhanced subtropical Ekman downwelling causes accelerated heat storage below depth of 700 m in the subtropical Southern Ocean, leading to the post-2002 global warming slowdown. Observational data of ocean temperature also support this scenario. This study provides clear evidence that deeper parts of the Southern Ocean play a critical role in the past-2002 warming slowdown.

Source: Despite NOAA Denial, Growing Number Of New Studies Confirm Global Warming Hiatus | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

  1. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Ahh, but those man-made computer models tell us the real story of man-made global warming 💻 !
    Let’s believe them like the “experts” demand. 🙃

  2. AlecM says:

    Whaddya expect from a bunch of climate shysters?

  3. oldbrew says:

    ‘papers in recent months have confirmed the global warming hiatus, trying to explain its possible reasons’

    One of the difficulties is that explanations may work both ways, i.e. a proposed ‘mechanism’ might allow either warming or cooling (at different times). Having once admitted that other factors must be in play the man-made CO2 theory has to be downgraded.

    Claiming that other factors are temporary and will go away later just won’t wash.

  4. Ron Clutz says:

    Climatists are looking to the ocean to save their CO2 theory and to get out ahead of the prospect of global cooling. It is revealing that Mann is also on that bus.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Thanks Ron. The list of excuses from climate alarmists for the lack of any real alarms just goes on and on – a bit like the alarmists themselves.

  6. Bloke down the pub says:

    The warmists always tie themselves into a knot when they use natural processes to explain why things haven’t warmed, whilst at the same time denying that the same natural processes could have caused any warming that occurred.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Bloke – yes, natural causes are the last resort of the desperate climate alarmist 😎

  8. oldbrew says:

    Pause Or Not, Climate Models Continue To Grossly Overstate Global Temperature Trends
    By P Gosselin on 8. April 2017

    Basing public policy on failing climate models can’t be right.

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    OB wrote:
    “Basing public policy on failing climate models can’t be right.”


    It was a military strategy …that failed.
    Security hinged to gambler’s fantasy is suicidal.

    Survival 101:
    Necessity’s invention’s mother.

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    In more down-to-earth terms the modelers can’t so easily evade: