By Paul Homewood
The Antarctic may have warmed up since the 19thC, but are current temperatures there anything unusual?
NIPCC have a useful list of studies which show that it has been regularly warmer in the recent past.
In a news & views item published in Nature Geoscience, van Ommen (2013) comments on the prior publications of Abram et al. (2013) and Steig et al. (2013), which, in his words, “add to the evidence that changes currently seen in Antarctica are unusual relative to the past 2000 years.” And he says that “taken together, alongside other indicators of change, the message is becoming clearer: Antarctica is very likely to be showing a response to the warming climate of the planet,” which he says may “reflect the effects of a combination of natural variability and the early impacts of rising greenhouse gas concentrations.”
But are the findings of Abram et al…
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