ClimateGate Nobel winner admits global cooling, thinks heat may be hiding someplace
- Nobel Prize winning lead author Kevin Trenberth, says global warming has stopped. Where are the NY Times and Washington Post?
- Trenberth: "“The reprieve we’ve had from warming temperatures in the last few years will not continue." ... He warns now 'missing' heat will haunt us.
- “The heat will come back to haunt us sooner or later,” says NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth, the lead author.
“The reprieve we’ve had from warming temperatures in the last few years will not continue.
- It is critical to track the build-up of energy in our climate system so we can understand what is happening and predict our future climate.”
The authors suggest that last year’s rapid onset of El Niño, the periodic event in which upper ocean waters across much of the tropical Pacific Ocean become significantly warmer, may be one way in which the solar energy has reappeared.
- The research was funded by the National Science Foundation, NCAR’s sponsor, and by NASA." (Translation: the US taxpayer)
continuing: "A Science Perspectives piece is not formally peer-reviewed, but it is extensively reviewed by editors of the journal. Science had invited Trenberth to submit the article after an editor heard him discuss the research at a scientific conference.
- Trenberth and his co-author, NCAR scientist John Fasullo, focused
- on a central mystery of climate change.
Whereas satellite instruments indicate that greenhouse gases are continuing to trap more solar energy, or heat, scientists
- since 2003 have been unable to determine where much of that heat is going.
Either the satellite observations are incorrect, says Trenberth, or, more likely, large amounts of heat are penetrating to regions that are not adequately measured, such as the deepest parts of the oceans. Compounding the problem,
- Earth’s surface temperatures have largely leveled off in recent years.
Yet melting glaciers and Arctic sea ice, along with rising sea levels, indicate that heat is continuing to have profound effects on the planet."... (Arctic Sea ice is well above past low levels and constantly fluctuates as it has done for millions of years. Sea levels are not rising contrary to what was stated in the UN report). ed.
- (continuing): "A percentage of the missing heat could be illusory, the result of imprecise measurements by satellites and surface sensors or incorrect processing of data from those sensors,
- the authors say.
Until 2003, the measured heat increase was consistent with
- computer model expectations.
- But a new set of ocean monitors since then has shown a steady decrease in the rate of oceanic heating, even as the satellite-measured imbalance between incoming and outgoing energy continues to grow.
Some of the missing heat appears to be going into the observed melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, as well as Arctic sea ice, the authors say." ...(Again, these events are not substantiated by current data). ed.
- Trenberth and Fasullo call for additional ocean sensors, along with more systematic data analysis and new approaches to calibrating satellite instruments,
- to help resolve the mystery." ...
Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."
- "'Missing' heat may affect future climate change," 4/12/10, from Newswire, Source: National Center for Atmospheric Research, via Tom Nelson
- 11/09, "Climatologists baffled by global warming time-out," Der Spiegel
- On Trenbeth's participation in the UN 2007 Nobel Prize winning report:
- "I personally cannot in good faith continue to contribute to a process that I view as both being motivated by pre-conceived agendas and being scientifically unsound. As the IPCC leadership has seen no wrong in Dr. Trenberth’s actions and have retained him as a Lead Author for the AR4, I have decided to no longer participate in the IPCC AR4." (item at end of article)
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