Global warming pause has been explained by researchers in a new study. Their discoveries demonstrate that the delay in environmental change may be associated with the fluctuations in temperature that happen naturally at upper levels in the Pacific Ocean. But this doesn’t reduce the current rate of global warming and once the variations stop the Earth-wide temperature boost will continue from the same point where it stopped.
This is not the first exploratory research that strives to find a certain answer for this global warming pause. Different studies connected this process to a drop in solar activity or to a one -of- a- kind rise in worldwide man-made harmful activities.
The lull in climate change was reported in 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The rate of global warming measured from 2003 to 2013 was actually smaller than the numbers registered in 1951. This was the evidence all contenders were looking forward to, as they then had and argument to support the hypothesis that claims a worldwide temperature alteration is a natural dynamic as opposed to something caused by mankind.
Researchers were also incited by the new figures and immediately began to seek an explanation for this phenomenon.
As per a study led in 2014 and distributed in the diary Science this week, environmental change is encountering a slowdown because of natural temperature fluctuations at the surface of the Pacific Ocean, called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Researchers have effectively cautioned that this phenomenon is soon bound to end. Their warning seems to be backed up by the record-breaking rise in temperatures registered in 2014.
The research group observed that the swaying is strongly dropping, with lower temperatures found at the surface of the sea and higher ones at sub-surface levels. The scientists argued that their paper puts forth new evidence backing the outcomes of past exploration regarding this matter. These previous studies also discovered a connection between the global warming pause and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
The Pacific Decadal Oscillation involves temperature fluctuations both at the water surface and underneath it. This phenomenon typically lasts several years.
Researchers also emphasized the the alleged pause in a dangerous temperature deviation may soon be over while other assessments say that this cooling event will most probably proceed.
In any case, nobody is stating that the connection between human activity and environmental change is something to overlook. Even if it is not clear what ought to be done to avoid further harm, all voices concur that some steps must be taken in this direction.
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