Natural cycle in Pacific Ocean implicated in global warming's 'false pause'

February 27, 2015 1:45 AM

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Natural cycle in Pacific Ocean implicated in global warming's 'false pause'

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:33 PM - Researchers may have found the culprit responsible for the recent 'slowdown' or 'pause' in the rise of global temperatures - a combination of long term cycles in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, known for having a big influence on northern hemisphere temperatures.

Over the past 15 years or so, global surface temperatures have been trending rather flat with time, this contrary to the fact that rising carbon dioxide emissions had been causing an alarming rise in global temperatures leading up to the new millennium. While it has been suggested by some that this ...

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