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Has global warming stalled?

Following a period of rapid warming from the 1970s, global temperatures seem to have stalled. New analysis of the uptake of heat by the upper ocean sheds light on the cause and suggests that the slowdown could have been predicted.

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Figure 1: The recent slowdown in surface warming.

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Smith, D. Has global warming stalled?. Nature Clim Change 3, 618–619 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1938

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