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Increasing wind sinks heat

Surface global warming has stalled since around 2000 despite increasing atmospheric CO2. A study finds that recent strengthening of Pacific trade winds has enhanced heat transport from the surface to ocean depths, explaining most of the slowed surface warming.

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Figure 1: Recent surface trends.


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Kosaka, Y. Increasing wind sinks heat. Nature Clim Change 4, 172–173 (2014).

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