'Missing Heat' Discovered Hiding Out in Polar Regions, Africa

November 13, 2013 8:43 PM

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'Missing Heat' Discovered Hiding Out in Polar Regions, Africa

Researchers say they have uncovered the climate system's "missing heat" and, in so doing, have punched a hole in the argument that global warming has slowed or even stopped altogether during the last 15 or so years.

Following decades of a steady, upward march, global temperatures suddenly stagnated back in the late 1990s. However, the study notes, climate records are based on observational data that only accounts for 84 percent of the planet. The Polar regions and Africa are largely excluded, the researchers wr...

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