COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New theory may help explain global warming pause
Description: In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Now a new study suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth's extra heat. While the study is unlikely to settle the scientific debate, it does support the idea that Earth's global warming continues in the ocean, even when air temperatures stay flat. [Source: CBS News]
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Source: CBS News
Publish Date: 8/22/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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