to the “pause” in the pace of global warming is false and distracting. It’s an excuse politically engineered to avoid the adoption of measures climate change .
In the past 17 years, Earth has warmed rapidly accumulating energy at a rate equivalent to more than four detonations of atomic bombs per second. That’s more than 2 billion atomic bombs value of heat accumulated on our planet since 1998.
As discussed in a new book written by one of us (Dana Nuccitelli) Climatology against Pseudoscience , research has shown that much of the heat accumulation during that time it was deposited in the deep layers of Earth’s oceans, temporarily keeping the surface.
A new article co-authored with the other of us (Michael Mann), shows that the natural oscillations of the ocean have recently acted to temporarily reduce heating surface temperature of the Earth s, in combination with a relatively calm sun and active volcanoes.
Despite this temporary masking some of the warming of the surface, 2005, 2010, and 2014 records of each series global surface temperature , and 2015 is so far on track break the record once again. Such is the profound nature of global warming by the man who has overcome these many influences natural cooling caused short term.
However, an alleged warming world “pause” (more aptly named the “false pause ‘) is often used as an excuse by those who oppose the adoption of measures to curb climate change . for example, Republican Senator and US presidential candidate Ted Cruz, recently said on American television:
“Many of the alarmist about global warming, they have a problem because science no support. In particular, satellite data show in the past 17 years there has been zero warming. “
This statement is problematic for several reasons First, it is wrong.. The satellite data clearly show continued warming over the last two decades
Second , satellite data concerned only estimate the temperature of the atmosphere above the earth’s surface. we and most other living beings, living on the surface of the Earth, and the data we say the surface warming has not decreased
Finally, the warming of the atmosphere represents only about two percent of global warming in general. more than 90 percent goes to heating surface and oceans. That warming contributes to the fusion of ice s, and acceleration of rising sea level.
the pause However imitation, has been used by political supporters such as Sen. Cruz to question the overwhelming scientific consensus that humans are causing rapid global warming, simply because they find the political implications of that inconvenient scientific reality – their ideological views and the views of the special interests that fund their campaigns.
This is particularly worrisome considering that climate change raises a number of significant risks to the species on Earth, including humans, and the best way to mitigate these risks is to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels that are causing them. However, there are powerful vested interests that lobby governments to maintain the status quo instead of fossil fuels.
For example, in the short term, Australia and the coal industry benefit economically by exporting coal to developing nations. While the US, UK and France have tried to reduce export subsidies for coal plants in third world countries and instead support change towards low-carbon energy source s, the Abbott government has opposed those moves. It has also asked Bjorn Lomborg to help launch the Department of Foreign Affairs and development innovation center of Commerce, which is Australian object “to find better ways to help the poorest countries.”
Lomborg has argued that the pause imitation implies “that the real challenge of global warming has been exaggerated.” It is expected to suggest that developing nations should see climate change as low priority.
The sad reality is that third world countries tend to be the most vulnerable to the impacts of change climate . Lomborg optimistic view in climate change , which is based largely on pause imitation, conveniently supports the Australian government’s preference to maintain the status quo coal export.
The Global warming “pause” is more political than science first appeared in GlobalHealthyUnited .