"Atlantic Slows Warming, Temp Rises Seen Resuming From 2030: Study"

"The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists said.

The theory is the latest explanation for a slowdown in the pace of warming at the Earth's surface since about 1998 that has puzzled experts because it conflicts with rising greenhouse gas emissions, especially from emerging economies led by China.

'We're pointing to the Atlantic as the driver of the hiatus,' Ka-Kit Tung, of the University of Washington in Seattle and a co-author of Thursday's study in the journal Science, told Reuters."

Alister Doyle reports for Reuters August 22, 2014.

Friday, August 22, 2014