The Oceans Are Warming

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

In 2015, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a paper that angered a lot of climate science deniers. In it, the researchers found that some historic measurements of sea surface temperatures were off by a bit and needed to be corrected. Sounds innocuous enough, doesn’t it?

Fast-forward to Wednesday: A new paper published by a different group of researchers studies the same problem in a different way. What they found confirms the suppositions in the earlier paper: Some ocean temperature measurements were indeed off by a bit, and when corrected, show that the hiatus in warming never existed. In fact, the planet has been warming pretty consistently right through the latter half of the 20th century to today.

Deniers will not be happy about this. …

bad_astronomy 2017/01/05 research_confirms

Sea Surface Temperatures on 2013-12-20

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