Global warming ‘pause’ about to end, raise Earth’s temperatures further.
Nicole Mortillaro – CBC News
August 16, 2018
A dried-out sunflower field in Benken, Switzerland, suffering from the persistent heat wave that has gripped Europe for more than a month. A new study suggests that Earth’s natural variability will push global temperatures even higher over the next few years than rising CO2 levels alone. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)
The past four years have been the hottest on record, but new research shows the Earth was actually in a global warming “hiatus” that is about to end. And when it does, natural factors are likely to help an already warming planet get even hotter over the next four years, according to a new forecasting model.
Rising CO2 levels have caused the temperature of the planet to rise, said lead author of the Nature Communications paper, Florian Sevellec, a professor of ocean and…
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