New publication: The contribution of greenhouse gases to the recent slowdown in global-mean temperature trends

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The extensive discussion of the nature, causes and even the very existence of the slowdown in the rate of global warming between the late 1990s and around 2010 has, surprisingly, paid little attention to the role of greenhouse gases (GHGs), the principal component of human-induced climate change. The results from a new study conducted by SMURPHS researchers at Reading (R Checa-Garcia, K P Shine and M I Hegglin) and published in Environmental Research Letters, have demonstrated that trends in non-CO2 greenhouse gas concentrations can indeed make significant positive and negative contributions to changes in the rate of warming, and emphasize the need for their continued monitoring, not only in the context of the overall change in climate, but in the time variations of that change. For full article see:
The contribution of greenhouse gases to the recent slowdown in global-mean temperature trends
R Checa-Garcia, K P Shine and M I Hegglin
Environmental Research Letters, Volume 11, Number 9
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094018