They cite a study published in the Nature Climate Change journal. It says increased trade
winds in the central and eastern areas of the Pacific have forced warm
surface water deep within the ocean and that has reduced the amount of
heat released into the atmosphere.
The warming pause was taken up by the
United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It
declared in its 2013 climate report that the Earth is going through a
solar minimum and the oceans are sucking up most of the heat.
Not to worry, though. “This hiatus could
persist for much of the present decade if the trade wind trends
continue, however rapid warming is expected to resume once the anomalous
wind trends abate,” the Nature Climate Change report states.
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