Thursday, April 02, 2015

Long-Awaited 'Jump' In Global Warming Now Appears 'Imminent'

Long-Awaited 'Jump' In Global Warming Now Appears 'Imminent' | ThinkProgress

I interviewed Trenberth this week, and he told me that he thinks “a jump is imminent.” When I asked whether he considers that “likely,” he answered, “I am going to say yes. Somewhat cautiously because this is sticking my neck out.” Trenberth explained that it’s significant the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) “seems to have gone strongly positive” because that is “perhaps the best single indicator to me that a jump is imminent.” During a PDO, he explains, “the distribution of heat in the oceans changes along with some ocean currents.”

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's certainly sticking hisd neck out

excalibur said...

Wishful thinking on his part.

Anonymous said...

Heh. Wonder why he can't see that "jumping out of the ocean into the atmosphere" is simply sending heat on its way to space? Abyssal ocean at 4C is a huge, essentially infinite heat sink. Nutty.

Anonymous said...

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/jisao-pdo

PDO only recently spiked with solar. PDO has Been basically tracking solar since 2010. Should fall soon.
BTW hope you are well, The twitthe twitter suspension is BS Any word if or is or not going to be unsuspended?
Thanks
@NJSnowFan

Tom said...

As of Day 3, no word from Twitter. I'm tweeting as @brd333 now

Anonymous said...

This is pretty funny.

Keven appears to be attributing climate change to a natural process.

I wonder if he would now accept the proposition that the warming from 1975 to 1995 was caused by oceanic oscillations and mistakenly attributed to mankind?