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  •  Dear Scott - (0+ / 0-)

    It is customary to post links,
    Especially when the topic is so controversial,
    And when there is so much out there.

    Otherwise, it is just a large opinion piece.

    •  Links to citations (0+ / 0-)

      New Scientist costs about $120/year and not everything is free on their website either.  However, the following are public links that support what I said above:

      http://www.newscientist.com/...

      "Predictions of global cooling in the short term are partly based on the idea that sea surface temperatures will fall in the northern Atlantic, due to slow, irregular swings in conditions known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation."
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      http://www.newscientist.com/...

      "As the smog of pollution has cleared from the skies, a true measurement of global warming can finally be made. No, it's not good news.

      The cleaner, clearer skies mean measurements of warming temperatures are not confused by smog. So the current measurements of a 0.04 °C warming per year can be taken as the true signal of man-made global warming."
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      http://www.newscientist.com/...

      "In fact, the planet as a whole has warmed since 1998, sometimes even in the years when surface temperatures have fallen."
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      http://www.newscientist.com/...

      "It's the southern ozone hole whatdunit. That's why Antarctic sea ice is growing while at the other pole, Arctic ice is shrinking at record rates. It seems CFCs and other ozone-depleting chemicals have given the South Pole respite from global warming.

      But only temporarily. According to John Turner of the British Antarctic Survey, the effect will last roughly another decade before Antarctic sea ice starts to decline as well."
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      http://www.newscientist.com/...

      "Soot particles may be twice as bad as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in contributing to global warming, suggests a new study.

      Grains of soot deposited in snow have also caused about one-quarter of the observed rise in global surface temperature since 1880, suggests the model by James Hansen and Larissa Nazarenko. The pair examined how soot particles affect the atmosphere when they darken snow and ice."

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