"Interestingly, no one really talks about the other side of this situation: global warming acceleration. The mid-1970s through to the mid-1990s was a period of positive Pacific Decadal Oscillation [PDO] and saw an acceleration in warming. If you consider the arguments about the effect of the negative phase on warming, then a positive PDO should result in the opposite. That is, reduce the relative rate of deeper ocean heat increases and instead increase the rate at which surface warming is observed."
Sunday, March 2, 2014
New paper in Nature points out warming from 1970's ice age scare to 1990's could be due to natural Pacific Decadal Oscillation
A new paper published in Nature Climate Change points out that while one of the popular excuses for the "pause" in global warming over the past 17+ years is the negative phase of the natural Pacific Decadal Oscillation,
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