Oceans slowed global temperature rise, scientists report

Heat trapped below the surface will begin moving up kicking off a warming cycle (Note: this is the press release that hit Eurekalert today for Nieves et al., which we covered last week – Anthony) From the University of California – Los Angeles A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years,…

Claim: low solar activity will melt Greenland’s ice faster

From the AGU: Sun’s activity controls Greenland temperatures WASHINGTON, D.C. – The sun’s activity could be affecting a key ocean circulation mechanism that plays an important role in regulating Greenland’s climate, according to a new study. The phenomenon could be partially responsible for cool temperatures the island experienced in the late 20th century and potentially…