A new paper finds the deep oceans have cooled contrary to alarmist claims of deep ocean warming by Trenberth's "missing heat" from carbon dioxide. Trenberth's theory, one of at least 14 excuses for the ~18 year 'pause' of global warming, now appears to be dead in the water.
Spencer: 'This gaffe could come back to bite the EPA. The Endangerment Finding was all about the negative effect of 'carbon pollution' on the environment. Now we find out 'this is not about pollution control'? Wow.'
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: 'A 100 years ago or 200 years ago, out of every 10,000 molecules in the atmosphere only 3 out of 10,000 were carbon dioxide Now after 100 or 200 years of carbon dioxide emissions, four out of 10,000 are carbon dioxide. There is very little carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.'
Study 'finds that the radiative imbalance from greenhouse gases at the top of the atmosphere has increased over the past 27 years while the rate of global warming has unexpectedly decreased or 'paused' over the past 15+ years.'
'A paper published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics finds that only about 3.75% [15 ppm] of the CO2 in the lower atmosphere is man-made from the burning of fossil fuels, and thus, the vast remainder of the 400 ppm atmospheric CO2 is from land-use changes and natural sources such as ocean outgassing and plant respiration.'
Dr. Motl mocks climate fears: 'It's nonsensical that when the climate apocalypse fails to materialize in the next 10, 20, 50, or 100 years, people will think that the Earth will just have been lucky. The atmospheric processes are affected by lots of chaotic, hardly predictable phenomena... In a few decades, it will be possible to see not only that the climate apocalypse will have not materialized; but also that its probability to emerge as of 2014 (and calculated with the hindsight that people will acquire in the future) will have been virtually zero.'