Ever since it was first recognized as a real phenomenon, the “pause” in global temperature increases (and increasing divergence from climate model
projections), has been wished-away by the die-hard faithful, or explained-away by speculative grant-mongers, despite a complete lack of evidence, as
migrating to the deep ocean waters.
Now, a new “study” not only accepts and reinforces the reality of the model-defying hiatus, but attempts to explain it away, at least in part, as
the result of vulcanism.
Someone needs to call John Kerry and his boss, and let them in on the secret: natural processes are driving temperature movement on Earth!
The article reported in Nature Geoscience also goes further, acknowledging decreased solar radiance and insolation as part of the explanation:
volcanoes partly explain global warming hiatus
” Small volcanic eruptions help explain a hiatus in global warming this century by dimming sunlight and offsetting a rise in emissions of
heat-trapping gases to record highs, a study showed on Sunday.
Eruptions of at least 17 volcanoes since 2000 … ejected sulfur whose sun-blocking effect had been largely ignored until now by climate scientists,
The pace of rising world surface temperatures has slowed since an exceptionally warm 1998, heartening those who doubt that an urgent, trillion-dollar
shift to renewable energies from fossil fuels is needed to counter global warming.”
But wait, there’s more! The paper’s authors not only acknowledge the lack of significant temperature rise despite explosive growth in CO2
emissions, they look to other factors, including solar irradiance as possible explanations for the models’ miserable failures to anticipate the lack
of warming to match the CO2 rise.
"This is a complex detective story," said Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, lead author of the
study in the journal Nature Geoscience that gives the most detailed account yet of the cooling impact of volcanoes.
"Volcanoes are part of the answer but there's no factor that is solely responsible for the hiatus," he told Reuters of the study by a team of U.S. and
A “complex detective story?
Didn’t those eminent “climate scientists,” Gore, LKerry and Obama just tell the U.S. and the world that we all must be punished with 40% higher
energy costs because “the science is settled?”
Apparently, Dr. Santer and his colleagues from across the globe didn’t hear or weren’t listening.
“Santer said other factors such as a decline in the sun's output, linked to a natural cycle of sunspots, or rising Chinese emissions of
sun-blocking pollution could also help explain the recent slowdown in warming.
The study suggested that volcanoes accounted for up to 15 percent of the difference between predicted and observed warming this century. All things
being equal, temperatures should rise because greenhouse gas emissions have hit repeated highs.”
Of course, there will be AGW fanatics who will contend that this is misunderstood or disinformation from the “skeptics.” Unfortunately for the
faithful, the article itself gives a summation that should erase their denial of fact and science:
“Despite continued growth in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, global mean surface and tropospheric temperatures have shown slower
warming since 1998 than previously. Possible explanations for the slow-down include internal climate variability, external cooling influences and
observational errors. Several recent modelling studies have examined the contribution of early twenty-first-century volcanic eruptions to the muted
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This will be discounted by the acolytes, priests and faithful of the AGW grant-mongering class, who will continue to scream that “the science is
settled,” and that “the consensus” must always be right to assist in their denial of reality and the increasing evidence of factors other than
mankind in the changing climate.
edit on 23-2-2014 by jdub297 because: volcanism