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Subject:  Re: It's "Global" Date:  9/9/2013  9:49 AM
Author:  jck101 Number:  44918 of 82147

Unfortunately, some poorly informed people continue to place an undue emphasis on just surface temperatures. They fail to realize that most of the heat with Global Warming is going into the Oceans.

This is positive news from both the short-term and long-term perspective. Short-term, it obviously reduces warming and knock-on effects where people live, i.e., the surface. For the long-term, a faster response by the ocean heat sink implies a lower sensitivity of the climate to a doubling of GHGs.

Despite all the worry about heat going into the oceans, I have yet to hear why it is bad enough to worry about. So far the proper response seems to be, great! and then move on.
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