Met Office papers on recent pause in warming

Met Office Hadley Centre has addressed the recent pause in global warming with three new papers.

The first shows that a wide range of observed climate indicators are consistent with a globally warming world, and our understanding of how the climate system works.

The second paper suggests that the recent slowing of surface warming can’t just be explained by reductions in the total energy received by the planet, i.e. the balance between the total solar energy entering the system and the thermal energy leaving it. Observations suggest that the Pacific Ocean may play a key role in changes in the exchange of heat between the upper and deep ocean.

The final paper shows that the recent pause in global surface temperature rise does not alter the risks of substantial warming of the Earth by the end of this century.