Climate Change and El Nino

El Nino

From dot.earth:

Federal researchers have published work concluding that a particular variant of the periodic El Niño warmups of the tropical Pacific Ocean is becoming more frequent and stronger. The pattern appears to fit what is expected from human-driven warming of the global climate, said the researchers . . .

The 2009-2010 El Nino event was the strongest on record. The researchers also said that the trend did not fit with the record of natural variability in the Pacific.

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  1. “… researchers also said that the trend did not fit with the record of natural variability in the Pacific…”

    Skeptics would argue that the record is insufficient to establish a definitive trend. Below is an article that addresses climate skeptics.

    James Cameron Ducks Climate Debate

    By: Marc Morano Aug 23, 2010

    Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high-profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists warned him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.

    Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, me, and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of “Not Evil Just Wrong.”

    The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed-to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?”

    After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes.

    excerpt from Newsmax:
    http://www.newsmax.com/MarcMorano/james-cameron-Ann-McElhinney/2010/08/23/id/368156

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