Why is Global Warming Slowing Down?
Posted at 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 30
Bloomberg Businessweek find that “U.S. and European Union envoys are seeking more clarity from the United Nations on a slowdown in global warming that climate skeptics have cited as a reason not to ‘panic’ about environmental changes.”
“They’re requesting that more details on the so-called “hiatus” be included in a key document set to be debated at a UN conference next month that will summarize the latest scientific conclusions on climate change… The slowdown came as emissions grew.”
“The draft report includes possible reasons for the slowing rate, including natural variability, volcanic eruptions and a drop in solar energy reaching the Earth… A separate study…linked the hiatus to a cooling of surface waters in the eastern Pacific.”