Thursday, November 14, 2013

Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half

The Arctic is warming at about eight times the pace of the rest of the planet. (Credit: (c) rigamondis / Fotolia)
Scientists say they have found 'missing heat' in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.

A new study by British and Canadian researchers shows that the global temperature rise of the past 15 years has been greatly underestimated.  The reason is the data gaps in the weather station network, especially in the Arctic.  If you fill these data gaps using satellite measurements, the warming trend is more than doubled in the widely used HadCRUT4 data, and the much-discussed “warming pause” has virtually disappeared.

Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half

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