NASA Scientists Puzzled by Global Cooling on Land and Sea
The deep ocean may not be hiding heat after all, raising new questions about why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years, said the US space agency Monday.
Scientists have noticed that while greenhouse gases have continued to mount in the first part of the 21st century, global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising along with them, said NASA.
Some studies have suggested that heat is being absorbed temporarily by the deep seas, and that this so-called global warming hiatus is a temporary trend.
But latest data from satellite and direct ocean temperature measurements from 2005 to 2013 “found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably,” NASA said in a statement.
The findings present a new puzzle to scientists, but co-author Josh Willis of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said the reality of climate change is not being thrown into doubt.
“The sea level is still rising,” said Willis.
“We’re just trying to understand the nitty-gritty details.”
A separate study in August in the journal Science said the apparent slowdown in the Earth’s surface warming in the last 15 years could be due to that heat being trapped in the deep Atlantic and Southern Ocean.
See the NASA release HERE
The statement by Willis is very unscientific. “The findings present a new puzzle to scientists, but co-author Josh Willis of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said the reality of climate change is not being thrown into doubt.” The findings are only puzzling to scientists that have been wrong. Thousands of scientists predicted this 15 years ago, they are not puzzled. They say man/CO2 caused Global Warming is a scam, and the last 15 years of data supports them.
The puzzled scientists, who are seen as a religious cult by some, are in the same position to a lesser degree as the establishment scientists that ignored all the data that the Earth is a sphere not flat, even after Columbus. If they want to stop being puzzled they need to open their minds and pay attention to the data.
Public support for the man caused global warming theory has dropped a great deal in the last 15 years in polls.
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