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Scientific American blog says Earth is still getting hotter but not at the same rate. Per the article, the slowdown is caused by "the timing of two large ocean cycles, known as the Pacific multidecadal oscillation and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation." This slowdown is predicted to end in the next few decades.

 

If true, this is good and bad news. Good news because it gives us more time to put carbon-free energy sources in place before the worst of global warming hits us. Bad news because it could be an excuse to slow carbon reduction actions and give deniers more fuel (no pun intended) to argue against global warming.

 

Link:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/02/26/the-pause-in-global-warming-is-finally-explained/

 

 

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Scientific American blog says Earth is still getting hotter but not at the same rate. Per the article, the slowdown is caused by "the timing of two large ocean cycles, known as the Pacific multidecadal oscillation and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation." This slowdown is predicted to end in the next few decades.

 

If true, this is good and bad news. Good news because it gives us more time to put carbon-free energy sources in place before the worst of global warming hits us. Bad news because it could be an excuse to slow carbon reduction actions and give deniers more fuel (no pun intended) to argue against global warming.

 

Link:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/02/26/the-pause-in-global-warming-is-finally-explained/

 

 

 

There is probably a lot more about natural climate changes, trends, causes, and man's influences on it that we don't know about, than what we do know IMO. Here is a link to a study a couple of years ago concerning coming ice ages. Man's pollutants can cause global cooling as well as warming, although global warming is the current fad.

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/global-warming-or-the-new-ice-age-fear-of-the-big-freeze/30336

 

In any event we should caution on the side of controls since IMO we really don't know what effects our pollutions might cause in the short or long run. Our ancestors will have to inherit our good or bad decisions. We need to be good caretakers.

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...In any event we should caution on the side of controls since IMO we really don't know what effects our pollutions might cause in the short or long run. Our ancestors descendants will have to inherit our good or bad decisions. We need to be good caretakers.

I didn't know that we in the present could affect those that have been and gone. :)

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I didn't know that we in the present could affect those that have been and gone. :)

 

right, Our ancestors descendents will have to inherit our good or bad decisions. :embarass:

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Scientific American blog says Earth is still getting hotter but not at the same rate. Per the article, the slowdown is caused by "the timing of two large ocean cycles, known as the Pacific multidecadal oscillation and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation." This slowdown is predicted to end in the next few decades.

 

If true, this is good and bad news. Good news because it gives us more time to put carbon-free energy sources in place before the worst of global warming hits us. Bad news because it could be an excuse to slow carbon reduction actions and give deniers more fuel (no pun intended) to argue against global warming.

 

Link:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/02/26/the-pause-in-global-warming-is-finally-explained/

An unfortunate choice of words, particularly when associated with SA. The author starts the article saying, "Lets be clear: The planet is still getting hotter. The so-called pause, or hiatus, in global warming means the rate of temperature rise has slowed. The average global temperature is still going up, but in the past 10 to 15 years it hasnt been going up as quickly as it was in the decades before".

 

Keep in mind it's a blog and the title meant to be eye-catching. Yes; very unfortunate choice of words. It certainly got your attention and gave you the impression there's no urgency. Way to go science blogger. :rolleyes:

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The link below is an article including a video with the French Foreign Minister with John Kerry and is from last May. In the video He is saying We have 500 days to avoid Climate Chaos, What could He be meaning as regards Climate Change? 500 days from then takes Us to September this year!

 

 

 

http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/french-foreign-minister-we-have-500-days-avoid-climate-chaos

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The link below is an article including a video with the French Foreign Minister with John Kerry and is from last May. In the video He is saying We have 500 days to avoid Climate Chaos, What could He be meaning as regards Climate Change? 500 days from then takes Us to September this year!

From the page: "Fabius was referring to the next big United Nations climate conference, scheduled to open in Paris, France in November 2015, or in 565 days’ time. (There will actually be a U.N. climate conference held before Paris – in Lima, Peru at the end of this year – but the world body views that more as a stepping stone to the 2015 meeting.)"

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From the page: "Fabius was referring to the next big United Nations climate conference, scheduled to open in Paris, France in November 2015, or in 565 days’ time. (There will actually be a U.N. climate conference held before Paris – in Lima, Peru at the end of this year – but the world body views that more as a stepping stone to the 2015 meeting.)"

These climate summits have so far been futile attempts to forge international agreement on climate change, IMO. On the other hand, the economics of installing renewable energy systems has changed much in favor of renewable energy and against coal and oil fired power plants. As a result, power producing companies are installing renewable energy generating plants at an ever increasing rate, and retiring coal, oil and gas plants as they become uneconomic.

 

Any slow down in global warming will give power producing companies more time to convert, and give researchers and developers more time to improve green technology.

 

Stationary power production is a big part of the climate change solution, but we need even more improvements in the transportation arena. Any climate change slow down gives developers time to improve batteries, which we must hope will lead to electric cars that are less expensive to purchase. Or, perhaps driverless cars will make commercial fleets of electric taxis economical and convenient for people to use when moving around town, rather than individually owned gas guzzlers.

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