Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Oceans

Study Finds Earth’s Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
"The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years."
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"direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably."
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"In the 21st century, greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, just as they did in the 20th century, but global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising in tandem with the gases. The temperature of the top half of the world's oceans -- above the 1.24-mile mark -- is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures. Many processes on land, air and sea have been invoked to explain what is happening to the "missing" heat. One of the most prominent ideas is that the bottom half of the ocean is taking up the slack, but supporting evidence is slim."
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"The combination of satellite and direct temperature data gives us a glimpse of how much sea level rise is due to deep warming. The answer is -- not much."
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"From the total amount of sea level rise, they subtracted the amount of rise from the expansion in the upper ocean, and the amount of rise that came from added meltwater. The remainder represented the amount of sea level rise caused by warming in the deep ocean.

The remainder was essentially zero. Deep ocean warming contributed virtually nothing to sea level rise during this period."
Are we surprised?

Friends of Science Guerrilla Billboard Marketing Campaign in Canada Stirs up Freedom of Speech Controversy on Climate Change and Global Warming
"Despite Canada’s Charter Right of freedom of speech, and hundreds of years of scientific evidence that the sun is the main direct and indirect driver of climate change, the current Friends of Science billboard campaign has been met with calls to censor the group. (Emphasis mine) Friends of Science point out that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has downplayed the evidence that global warming stopped naturally more than 16 years ago in the recent synthesis report, despite a rise in carbon dioxide, demonstrating that carbon dioxide is not the ‘knob’ on global temperature variability."
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"“Clearly the drop in solar irradiance is a factor. Why would it be immoral or unethical to make sure the public knows that expensive carbon reduction schemes do nothing for the climate?”

“Clean Energy Canada has a mandate to push renewable power. The main rationale for so-called renewables like wind and solar, is the alleged threat of human-caused global warming,” he says. “So, is that why they want to censor us?”"
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"Twitter burst into a stream of invective, primarily calling Friends of Science ‘deniers.’

In a tweet Friends of Science responded saying “We do not deny and we do not comply. We think for ourselves and rely on scientific evidence, not models."
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"In a tweet Friends of Science responded saying “We do not deny and we do not comply. We think for ourselves and rely on scientific evidence, not models.""





Again, are we surprised? Not I.

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2 Comments:

Blogger renewableguy said...

http://www.skepticalscience.com/solar-activity-sunspots-global-warming.htm

The sun has slightly cooled and yet the earth really has warmed in the oceans. We are also headed to a record warm year without an El Nino and 2015 is thought to be a record breaking year also.


Milder sun and warming earth. Truly supports global warming theory.

December 04, 2014 6:57 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

What part of the Oceans? I suspect you didn't read the article at the link, renewableguy.

And with a handle like yours I suspect you've drunk the Kool Aid or are far from being impartial.

And this record of which you speak, how long have records been kept? And how old is the earth?

If you know the answers to those two questions then you will have to admit that the period of time in which "records" have been kept are but a blink of the eye, and don't tell us much about climate history and the composition of the atmosphere, especially with respect to concentrations of CO2. Better luck next time.

December 04, 2014 7:42 pm  

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