The Oceans of Our Planet Can Help Neutralize Global Warming, Study

It’s common knowledge among scientists and climatologists that the great body of waters of our planet have a direct influence on our climate and the weather that we have, This is study that you are about to read will bring us closer to the understanding what these oceans can do in helping cool down our planet and neutralize global warming.

The question is how long they can sustain the role they play we won’t cooperate and take steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The oceans constitute 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and 97 percent of our planet’s body of water. So it’s highly possible for them to keep our planet cool just like what the Pacific Ocean is doing from time to time.

The natural seasonal cooling cycle of the pacific has put a halt to the global warming recently.  This is according to US based researchers on Thursday.  It baffled the experts no end how the rate of increasing temperatures went to a decline in the years between 1980s and 1990s when in fact the emission of greenhouses gas continue to rise in record levels.

Michael Mann, a climatologist from Pennsylvania State University, said, “We know that it is important to distinguish between human-caused and natural climate variability so we can assess the impact of human-caused climate change”. Mann said that Pacific seemed to be the main cause of the pause.

To get a better picture of what is happening in the Northern Hemisphere, what factors contribute to the changes in the climate there, Mann and his associates did a combination of real-world information and the most advance climate model.

The scientists went back to the year 1850 in verifying both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans’ temperature readings in order to know if there occurred natural fluctuations in winds and currents that lasted for several decades. The study results were published today in the journal Science.

In the journal, scientists stated that their observations have led them to hypothesize that current trends h “produce a slowdown or ‘false pause’ in warming in the last 10 years.

The researchers concluded that the northern part of the Pacific Ocean’s cooler periods and the untypical slowdown in warming conditions have a direct connection to the heat being restricted beneath tropical Pacific and its susceptibility for long periods of La Niña type situations.

Scientists believe that understanding the downturn is critical in predicting upcoming warming conditions and to come to a common understanding in reducing emissions.

 

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Comments

  1. TheCarMan says

    I think this makes excuse number 58 in the list of explanations keeping the Global Warming – Climate Change story in the headlines. The author clearly states that the explanation is only a possibility in understanding what’s going on, and why we are now no longer seeing the rise in global temperatures everyone was so sure was going to continue basically unabated. Mann recognizes the pause yet defies understanding that a pause requires an identical pattern before and after said pause — which basically tells us he must have access to a time machine in order to know it is in fact a “pause” and not a new trend. He is also an employee of a state university, which means he is paid through government funds and likely must agree with certain guidelines in publications. Check and see just how many government funded publications even hint at raising any doubt over Global Warming and you’ll quickly see my point in addressing this. He does however cover his — well, you know, by occasionally using words like “possibility” and “seems” throughout the article, which basically means before long we will read excuse number 59.

  2. says

    The rate of total warming has actually accelerated in the last two decades. The oceanic “cooling” is a misnomer as there has been an increase in vertical mixing of warm surface water with cooler deep water due to an increase in the strength of Trade Winds. Oceanic heat content is measured by the Argo Buoy system ( http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/About_Argo.html ) with the results displayed here. http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

    If you click on “2” at the second link (above), you will get a graph showing total oceanic heat content – which is the ultimate destination of over 90 % of all global warming. A least squares trend line calculation using recent data (the red line which is Argo data) shows that the oceans are warming at the heat equivalent rate of 3+ trillion 100-watt light bulbs – all running 24/7.

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