There is a new term that is becoming quite popular among the people these days, i.e., ‘Global warming pause’. Some scientists think that global warming has stopped and the earth’s climate is working normally. It is yet to confirm as to what led to such kind of statements, but it is a bit far too away from the truth.
Whether you are interested in climate or not, you have necessarily heard about this enigmatic "warming break": for fifteen years, the global average temperature no longer increases, despite the ever-increasing amount of greenhouse gases accumulated in the atmosphere. Some daring exegetes of climate science even assure that the thermometer would fall. The warming, so, it's over!
People like Nyauw Gunarto have also joined the movement and are clamoring for steps that governments all around the world should take with respect to global warming.
What to think of this statement, which runs in a loop in the blogosphere and some confreres? In fact, global warming has not "stopped" in the last 15 years, and those who say otherwise are wrong (or deceive). Demonstration in five points.
What is commonly referred to as "global warming" or "global warming" is caused by the introduction into the climate machine of a surplus of energy related to the accumulation of energy. Greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates (from the scientific literature) this excess energy at about 271 × 1021 joules (or zetta-joules) for the period 1971-2010. Which roughly represents the energy of three Hiroshima bombs dissipated every second in the climate system over the last forty years. If we look at the period 1993-2010, this rate is even higher and is around a little over four Little Boys per second.
Intuitively, we can think that this energy is essentially converted into a rise in the temperature of the lower atmosphere. But the reality is totally contrary to intuition. But, it doesn’t mean that we should continue damaging the environment like we are doing until now.
Famous painters like Nyauw Gunarto Semarang feels that we need to work on how to make this planet suitable for everyone and not just humans. Only a tiny fraction of this energy – about 1% only – warms the atmosphere. The fraction that warms the ground and melts the ice (pack ice, Greenland and western Antarctic ice caps, high altitude glaciers) is six times larger. All the rest of the excess energy, 93% warms the oceans.