A new study claims that there is no such thing as 'hiatus' when it comes t global warming as it continues to develop over time. Contrary to the previous accounts claiming that the period which has begun in 1998, when the increase in the planet's temperature has allegedly slowed down, is in fact incorrect and does not exist at all. In the new study conducted by the team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), it was found that the planet's ocean temperatures are warming faster as previously thought it was doing.
Here's Why Global Warming Is Not Slowing Down
In one of their statements reported by Yahoo News, study lead author Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group said that the based on study's outcome, it implies that climate change hiatus was actually more of a suspected "slowdown and not a disappearance of global warming," since the world's oceans are still being noted for dangerously warming, only that at a lesser rate, as previously predicted. Meanwhile, a significant number of scientists have allegedly acknowledged the fact that there was indeed a slowdown that has happened from 1998 to 2012, which has been used by climate change skeptics as evidence for them to say that global warming is not for real.
Furthermore, as per University Herald, the study's publication has reportedly explained that scientists were not able to immediately account for the fact that buoys actually report cooler temperatures than ships. Moreover, NOAA researchers has also clarified that previous scientists were unable to account for the "cold bias" of the buoy-derived temperature data. Ultimately, study co-author Mark Richardson, a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has further added that certain satellites and automated floats are completely independent witnesses of recent ocean warming, and their testimony matches the NOAA results which makes the team even more convinced that they were right.