Baby, It’s (Not Quite As) Hot Outside!

From TCS Daily.

…Hurricanes require warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs), and last year the tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures were running well above normal. Global warming was the explanation given by most ‘experts’ the media interviewed. And since global warming will only get worse, those SSTs were expected to just keep on increasing.
But now those same regions that had anomalously warm SSTs last year are — gasp! — near normal.
…This is not the only surprisingly cool SST story. A new scientific article now accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the globally averaged upper ocean cooled dramatically between 2003 and 2005, effectively erasing 20% of the warming that occurred over the previous 48 years!
The rapidity of this observed temperature change is beyond what computerized climate models can explain. This is perplexing for modelers, who tend to believe that their models contain all of the important physics of the problem.

Things are now heating up again (in a ‘normal’ fashion), but we’re very thankful for the peace and quiet while it lasts.
An abnormally warm Swill Salute to the Blogfadah.

Comments are closed.

Image | WordPress Themes