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Deep Oceans Can Mask Global Warming for Decade-long Periods


September 16, 2011

photo of waves and a rocky, tree covered coast The planet's deep oceans at times, may absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming for periods of as long as a decade--even in the midst of longer-term warming, according to a new analysis led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Full Story

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