As the paper notes, this is a reversal from the deep ocean warming from the 1990's to 2005, which led to a sea level rise of +0.11 mm/yr during that period, but has reversed since 2005 to deep ocean cooling and a negative contribution to sea levels. Thus, there is no evidence of the AGW "missing heat" hiding in the deep oceans as many warmists have claimed.
Even though the heat content of the upper oceans has slightly warmed 0.09C over the past 55 years [Levitus et al 2012], this is also not nearly enough to explain the alleged AGW "missing heat." Therefore, the "missing heat" is missing from both the upper and lower oceans.
Thirdly, since there has been no statistically-significant warming of the atmosphere [troposphere] over the past 18-26 years during the so-called "pause" or "hiatus", the AGW "missing heat" is missing from the atmosphere as well.
There is one inescapable conclusion: The "missing heat" is nowhere to be found in Earth's atmosphere or oceans, and has escaped to space, or never existed in the first place [except in computer models]. Indeed, measurements of outgoing longwave radiation to space [infrared from greenhouse gases] have increased over the past 62 years, not decreased as predicted by models from the rise in greenhouse gases.
"It's a travesty!"
|Accompanying editorial in Nature Climate Change [excerpt]|
|Deep ocean contribution to sea levels shown in bottom graph has declined -0.13 mm/yr since 2005|
Game over for CAGW: Deep oceans COOLING & atmospheric heat LOSS INCREASING for a decade+ http://t.co/HEMSj8bhJX pic.twitter.com/SvLPeaTInm
— hockey schtick (@hockeyschtick1) October 5, 2014