Monday, 29 July 2013


Here is a recent article from the Daily Mail which offers "explanations" why the earth's surface has failed to follow the trajectory predicted by the climate models. (1) It's due to volcanoes putting up dust and sulphur dioxide which acts as an aerosol to reflect some of the heat away, and or (2) the heat is going into the deep ocean where we cannot detect it as the increase in temperature would be too small to measure. If it is (1) then why are we not detecting a significant increase in volcanic activity, and surely this volcanic activity would also be producing a lot of extra CO2 which should be increasing the warming. These arguments seem unconvincing to me, yet they were exactly what Ed Davey gave when asked by Andrew Neil to explain the warming. 

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