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New excuse for the ‘pause’ of global warming #58: Colder eastern Pacific and reduced heat loss in other oceans

New excuse for the “pause” of global warming #58: Colder eastern Pacific and reduced heat loss in other oceans http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/11/new-excuse-for-pause-of-global-warming.html A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds excuse #58 for the 18-26 year “pause” or hiatus” of global warming:¬†Colder eastern Pacific (30% contribution) and reduced heat loss in other oceans (70% contribution). So […]

New excuse #57 for the ‘pause’ of global warming: Increase in mid- and upper level clouds

New excuse #57 for the “pause” of global warming: Increase in mid- and upper level clouds http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-excuse-57-for-pause-of-global.html Via email from climate data analyst John McLean of the Dept. of Physics, James Cook University, Australia, comes explanation #57 for the global warming “pause,” related to an “increase in mid- and upper level clouds” after 1997, which […]

New excuse #56 for the ‘pause’ in global warming: Satellites underestimate cooling from volcanic aerosols – Published in Geophysical Research Letters

New excuse #56 for the “pause” in global warming: Satellites underestimate cooling from volcanic aerosols http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-excuse-56-for-pause-in-global.html A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters states, “Understanding the cooling effect of recent volcanoes is of particular interest in the context of the post-2000 slowing of the rate of global warming” and finds “recent volcanic events are […]