Global Warming Temperatures May Not be Rising as Quickly as Previously Thought

April 22, 2015 12:33 PM

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Global warming may not be occurring quite as quickly as previously thought. A new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests that warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The researchers examined whether climate models, such as those used by the IPCC, accurately accounted for the natural chaotic variability that can occur in the rate of global warming as the result of interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere. They created a new statistical model based on rec...

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