Global Warming: “Oceans control the planet’s temperature”

Does anyone remember the 97% Doomsday climate scientists saying this during the 1976-98 warming?: “Oceans control the planet’s temperature”

How we explained the greenhouse effect in 1988 (ABCtv)

Nope. No mention there.

 January 18, 2016, Chris Mooney WaPo:

 This is where 90 percent of global warming is going

Scientists have known for some time that when global warming occurs, the oceans will be the site of the most profound response.

   The reason is simply that they are able to retain vastly more heat than the atmosphere.

“We find that the heat uptake of the global oceans has doubled since about 1997, compared to what took place prior to that over the industrial era.

And that was a surprising result to us,” he added.

We tend to think of global warming as an overall upward trend in air temperature — but that’s simply the most immediate way in which we experience it.

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August 27, 2014, Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com:

The surface air temperature is projected to rise under all scenarios examined by the IPCC.

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Love the idea that we can’t use satellites to measure air temperature now but we know the heat content of the oceans for 1875:
““We find that the heat uptake of the global oceans has doubled since about 1997, compared to what took place prior to that over the industrial era.
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  *  Global Warming Stops (NOAA)  *
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Rapidly Warming Oceans Set to Release Heat into the Atmosphere
Scientific American, December 30, 2014

What scientists discovered in 2014 is that since the turn of the century, oceans have been absorbing more of global warming’s heat and energy than would normally be expected, helping to slow rates of warming on land.
What they will be talking about in 2015, and beyond, is when that trend might come to an end—likely following a routine shift in Pacific Ocean trade winds.

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I have abysmal news: The deep oceans are not getting warmer.
So the question remains: If the deep oceans aren’t warming, where is all that extra heat going?
We … don’t really know, at least not yet. But it’s definitely going somewhere.

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IPCC acknowledged 15-yr temp plateau in 2013

 Regardless, all global combined LSAT and SST data sets exhibit a statistically non-significant warming trend over 1998–2012 (0.042°C ± 0.093°C per decade (HadCRUT4); 0.037°C ± 0.085°C per decade (NCDC MLOST); 0.069°C ± 0.082°C per decade (GISS)).
An average of the trends from these three data sets yields an estimated change for the 1998–2012 period of 0.05 [–0.05 to +0.15] °C per decade.
Trends of this short length are very sensitive to the precise period selection with trends calculated in the same manner for the 15-year periods starting in 1995, 1996, and 1997 being 0.13 [0.02 to 0.24], 0.14 [0.03 to 0.24] and 0.07 [–0.02 to 0.18] (all °C per decade), respectively.
chapter 2,  page 194
“In 2013, the U.N. panel of climate scientists said the pause in warming was due to factors including natural swings such as shifts in ocean heat, sun-dimming volcanic eruptions and a decline in solar output in an 11-year cycle.”
“The slowdown in warming is probably a combination of several different factors,” says Mann.
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2014-10-06

Lack of ocean heat puzzles Nasa

Scientists have noticed that while greenhouse gases have continued to mount in the first part of the 21st century, global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising along with them, said Nasa.
But latest data from satellite and direct ocean temperature measurements from 2005 to 2013 “found the ocean abyss below 1 995m has not warmed measurably,” Nasa said in a statement.
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Well. That’s 97% settled.
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UPDATE:
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