A landmark study published in the journal Nature reveals that global ocean temperatures have risen only 0.1 degree Celsius in the last fifty years.
According to the mainstream media, the supposedly rapid and dramatic heating of the oceans is to blame for recent hurricanes. But the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s data tells a different story, showing no upwards trends.
Climate scientists are quick to assert, however, that the oceans are quickly warming.
In fact, according to one report by The Guardian, the oceans have “warmed significantly,” and ocean warming is what climate change is really all about.
“The most important measurement of global warming is in the oceans,” professor of thermal sciences Dr. John Abraham wrote. “In fact, ‘global warming’ is really ‘ocean warming.'”
The new study reveals how much and how fast this “ocean warming” is occurring. The truth is far less dramatic than we’ve been led to believe.
Ocean temperatures, according to the study, have risen about 0.1 degree Celsius over the last five decades. Compare this uptake to periods of warming in the past, and the argument that man-made global warming is destroying the world’s oceans begins to fall apart.
From the study’s abstract:
Here, using noble gases trapped in ice cores, we show that the mean global ocean temperature increased by 2.57 ± 0.24 degrees Celsius over the last glacial transition (20,000 to 10,000 years ago).
We also reveal an enigmatic 700-year warming during the early Younger Dryas period (about 12,000 years ago) that surpasses estimates of modern ocean heat uptake.
“The reason this study is so exciting,” Sarah Shackleton, one of the study’s co-authors told the Daily Caller, “is that previous methods of reconstructing ocean heat content have very large age uncertainties, [which] smooths out the more subtle features of the record […] This helps us better understand the processes that control changes in ocean heat content.”
The study is a “radically new way to measure change in total ocean heat,” Jeff Severinghaus, the geoscientist who led the research, noted.
This new research has made some startling observations which are sure to anger climatologists more devoted to their present narrative than the facts.
The Daily Caller reports:
Geoscientist Jeff Severinghaus, an academic at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica. Krypton and xenon are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms, according to the study, which was published Thursday in Nature Journal
“This method is a radically new way to measure change in total ocean heat,” Severinghaus said in a post on the Scripps website, which has since been removed. “It takes advantage of the fact that the atmosphere is well-mixed, so a single measurement anywhere in the world can give you the answer.”
Severinghaus measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica. Krypton and xenon, which are remarkably stable regardless external factors, are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms […]
The ratio of these gases allows for a much more effective and exact calculation of average global ocean temperature, according to Severinghaus and his team of researchers at Scripps. They discovered that xenon and krypton are well preserved in ice cores and can, therefore, provide temperature information that scientists can use to study many other aspects of the earth’s oceans.
“Our precision is about 0.2 ºC (0.4 ºF) now, and the warming of the past 50 years is only about 0.1 ºC,” he said, adding that advanced equipment can provide more precise measurements, allowing scientists to make better calculations going forward. His fellow researcher made similar remarks […]
Severinghaus’ findings are potentially very significant and “remarkably interesting,” Cato Institute scientist Patrick Michaels told The Daily Caller News Foundation. It tells academics that “we are living in a world that won’t warm at the same rate as those seen in the U.N. climate models”
If global warming really is “ocean warming,” then what does the diminutive rise in global ocean temperatures say about climate change?
If the facts are more important to the U.N. than the agenda that relies on the accuracy of their current climate models, they’ll be quick to change those models in light of new evidence.
Somehow, I doubt they will.
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