Global warming and climate changes have been an issue for some time now. Believers are as many as there are non-believers, and every time it snows again, they point fingers. However, after reviewing some facts regarding 2014, scientists have stated that is has been indeed the hottest year on record. This particular fact has changed the opinion of those who have always discredited the premonitions of the weather forecasts, saying that they always exaggerate with the carbon dioxide’s warming effect. 2014 has definitely been the proof that a slowdown or a pause of the global warming is not a serious idea to consider.
One of the reasons why the skeptic kept on believing that the weather predictions are not true is that the modest changes of the warming “hiatus” are never shown properly; in fact, only the strong, chaotic and evident moments are recorded by the programs and thus, shown in the graphics. Nature has made a report about this issue, supporting the fact that the CO2 emissions are not the only reasons for the global warming.
IPCC has made such weather predictions, as stated in the Nature report. Their new global warming theory is based on ocean floor plankton fossils, ancient elements of fauna that present interesting particularities. The shells of these small living things are a veritable proof of how climate has been changing in time, beginning some 2.3 to 3.3 million years ago. As far as geology is concerned, scientists name this certain period, the Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs in Earth history. Specialists have worked to this project so nano-metrically, in order to be able to analyze the concentration of CO2 existent in the atmosphere at that time, as compared to the amount of CO2 existent in the atmosphere of the Earth in our times, in the ice drilled from the poles.
Co-researcher Dr Gavin Foster of the University of Southampton has spoken publicly about the results of their important research.
“We have shown that the change in Earth’s temperature for a given change in CO2, once the effect of the growth and retreat of the highly reflective continental ice sheets was taken into account, was not only identical during both the cold Pleistocene and warm Pliocene periods, but was also similar to the understanding recently summarized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”
In addition, he stated that this finding implies that as we approach a Pliocene-like future, the IPCC range of climate sensitivity has the possibility of being suitable for describing a degree of warming that is very much expected.
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