September 5, 2013
Alarmists, politicians and pressure groups are calling for the US government to “stop stalling” and ACT on climate change.
Through the development of “revenue-neutral” carbon taxes, the planet can be saved before it is “too late” and circumvent catastrophe from the “monster” storms and rising seas.
At a conference of the Green Cross International (GCI), Rajendra Pachauri decried that “we have five minutes to midnight” and “today we have the knowledge to be able to map out the debits and to understand what we have done to the condition of this planet.”
Pachauri used the words of Mahatma Gandhi, saying: “We may utilize the gifts of nature just as we choose, but in our books the debits are always equal to the credits.”
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California have found that the Pacific Ocean is contributing to the slowing down of global warming.
Dan Barrie, program manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said: “[It] provides a powerful illustration of how the remote eastern tropical Pacific guides the behavior of the global ocean-atmosphere system, in this case exhibiting a discernible influence on the recent hiatus in global warming.”
Yu Kosaka and Shang-Ping Xie, scientists for SIO have analyzed long-term patterns that facilitate global warming over the past century.
Using computer models, and information provided by the US Department of Commerce (USDC) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).
Kosaka said: “Climate models consider anthropogenic forcings like greenhouse gases and tiny atmospheric particles known as aerosols, but they cannot study a specific climate event like the current hiatus. We devised a new method for climate models to take equatorial Pacific Ocean temperatures as an additional input. Then amazingly our model can simulate the hiatus well.”
Testing of current conditions produced the same “pause” effect that has been measured recently.
Scientists in the Met Office in the UK (UKMO) have observed that there is a measureable slowing down of the Earth’s temperature that can be seen within the last 5 years; however there is also a noticeable warming of the oceans.
Oceans absorb heat which helps cool the planet. The deep ocean waters have begun to warm and are no longer cooling as they once did.
Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring at the UKMO asserts that “global temperatures remain high. Twelve of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred since 2000, the lower troposphere — the atmosphere above the surface — is continuing to warm in recent years, and combined with the cooling in the stratosphere this is a distinctive fingerprint of the effects of greenhouse gases on the climate system.”
Phil Jones, leading figure at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) produced a temperature graph explaining the slowdown of the Earth’s temperature.
The warmth of the sun is being absorbed by the oceans depths which are causing the sudden heating of the water, while less of the heat is escaping to the surface of the water.
Professor Rovan Sutton claims that according to predictive models, this slowing down is common because of how it stops and starts. It’s just a pause in the climate change scenario.
Pauses in temperature behavior should be expected over two decades.
With the oceans behaving as a “giant heat sink” there is expected to be a water expansion that could not be readily absorbed which would cause the planet to take on excess heat.