Ships and buoys made global warming look slower

Claims that global warming has slowed down over the past decade were partly based on faulty data. Instead, the rate of global warming was underestimated because of a new way of measuring sea-surface temperatures, suggests a new study.

Since the 1970s average global temperatures have risen by 0.16°C per decade, but over the past decade they seemed to rise by only 0.09°C, an apparent slowdown of 0.07°C. John Kennedy and colleagues at the UK Met Office have now found that the real slowdown was smaller — via dungbeetlemania.newsvine.com

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