Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised to Rise Rapidly

Chart of global temperature since 1950 showing the phase of the El Niño-La Niña cycle. (Credit: NASA) Click to enlarge.
A new study finds that when climate models factor in the temporary warming and cooling impact of El Niño and La Niña, they accurately predict recent global warming.  And that is consistent with recent studies that led one climatologist to say, “Global temperatures look set to rise rapidly.”

A study last year found that global warming has accelerated in the past 15 years, especially in the ocean.  As scientists had predicted, 90 percent of that warming ended up in the oceans.  And we reported that Greenland’s ice melt increased five-fold since the mid-1990s.  Another study that month found “sea level rising 60% faster than projected.”

And yet much of the media believes climate change isn’t what gets measured and reported by scientists, but is somehow a dialectic or a debate between scientists and deniers.  So while 2010 was the hottest year on record and the 2000s the hottest decade on record, even prestigious media outlets like the New York Times keep pushing the meme that global warming has paused or inexplicably slowed down a great deal.

More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised to Rise Rapidly

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