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Pacific Ocean cools, flattening global warming
Description: Cooler-than-average water in the Eastern Pacific might explain a recent flattening of increases in surface temperatures tied to global warming, a study suggests. The flattening over the past 15 years of a rise in the world's average surface temperature springs from a natural cooling pattern in the eastern Pacific Ocean, climate scientists reported Wednesday. That leveling off fed part of the skepticism toward global warming predictions in recent years, but researchers behind the new report see this "hiatus" as a pause in an inevitable climb. [Source: USA Today]
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Source: USA Today
Publish Date: 8/29/2013
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