Ocean Cycles, Not Humans, May Be Behind Most Observed Climate Change

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In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural climatic cycles, including the well known El Nino cycle and the less familiar North Atlantic Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

He shows how interactions between these ocean cycles have been shown to drive changes in the global climate on timescales of several decades.

Professor Tsonis says:

“We can show that at the start of the 20th century, the North Atlantic Oscillation pushed the global climate into a warming phase, and in 1940 it pushed it back into cooling mode. The famous “pause” in global warming at the start of the 21st century seems to have been instigated by the North Atlantic Oscillation too.”

In fact, most of the changes in the global climate over the period of the instrumental record seem to have their origins in the North Atlantic.

Tsonis’ insights have profound implications for the way we view calls for climate alarm.

It may be that another shift in the North Atlantic could bring about another phase shift in the global climate, leading to renewed cooling or warming for several decades to come.

These climatic cycles are entirely natural and can tell us nothing about the effect of carbon dioxide emissions. But they should inspire caution over the slowing trajectory of global warming we have seen in recent decades.

As Tsonis puts it:

“While humans may play a role in climate change, other natural forces may play important roles too.”

Full paper: The Little Boy: El Niño and natural climate change (pdf)

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    G

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    These ocean cycles cause atmospheric effects and hurricanes arise, slowly sweeping across the earth. Meanwhile, astronomers continue to watch the great “eye” of Jupiter, a mega-storm that dwarfs earthly hurricanes. Obviously the inhabitants of Jupiter are responsible for this calamity too.

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    JayPee

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    How astounding that ocean cycles may be more powerful than the eternally self-important humans.
    Ditto lunar tides.
    Ditto the variability of solar radiation.
    How amazing that possibly
    Humans have NO effect on the cosmos.

    Who would have ever thought that
    Humans are that unimportant.

    Only humans would deny their obvious
    UNIMPORTANCE !

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Dont hold your breath waiting to see the news OCEANS RESPONNSIBLE FOR ADVERSE WEATHER becuase this is the truth and the liberal birdcage linners/Parrots Tiolets,Fishwrap are not interested in the truth just telling lies as news

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    Amber

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    Apparently in Canada now such revelations will incite investigations by climate police in the extreme green industry .The oceans that cover 2/3 of the earth actually influence climate . Who knew ?
    Climate change from natural sources has been running the show for billions of years and nobody seems to have a problem with that
    yet cow farts are a cause for grave concern and subject to regulation in California the break away State .
    The scary climate preachers hypocrisy is just an amazing give away to the biggest fraud in history .
    Nice to see some real science being done again .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Their not putting me in no cage just becuase i refuse to beleive in this Global Warming poppycock IM NOT GOING TO BE CAGED NO WAY SQUAWK,SQUAWK,KRAWW,SKREEET,SKREE

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