Is Global Heating Hiding Out in the Oceans?

December 15, 2013

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Lamont Research Professor

A new study in the leading journal Science adds support to the idea that the oceans are taking up some of the excess heat, at least for the moment. In a reconstruction of Pacific Ocean temperatures in the last 10,000 years, researchers have found that its middle depths have warmed 15 times faster in the last 60 years than they did during apparent natural warming cycles in the previous 10,000.