In recent decades there have been “notable cooling trends” throughout many regions of the globe according to several new studies.
A year ago NoTricksZone (NTZ) announced Greenland Has Been Cooling In Recent Years – 26 Of Its 47 Largest Glaciers Now Stable Or Gaining Ice.
Six months ago NTZ cited several scientific papers indicating The Region From 50-70°S Has Cooled Since The 1980s As North Atlantic SSTs Have Cooled 1°C Since 2004.
Three months ago we reported A Massive Cooling Of 2°C In 8 Years (2008-2016) Has Jolted Large Regions Of The North Atlantic.
A few days ago we shared a New Study Finds The Larsen Ice Shelf (Antarctic Peninsula) Has Cooled More Than 2°C Since 1991.
Now we shine the light on 3 more studies that assess “Eurasia, North America, Africa, Australia, South America, and Greenland experienced notable cooling trends” from 2002 to 2013 (Xu et al., 2020), and both West and East Antarctica have been rapidly cooling since the mid-2000s (Hrbá?ek and Uxa, 2020 and Fatras et al., 2020).
At some point the question may need to be asked: Just how global is recent “global warming”?
Xu et al., 2020
“Concurrent with the slowdown of global warming during 2002–2013, the wintertime land surface air temperatures over Eurasia, North America, Africa, Australia, South America, and Greenland experienced notable cooling trends. … The slowdown concurs with a negative phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), indicating that PDO plays an important role in modulating the global warming signal. Not all ensemble members capture the cooling trends over the continents, suggesting additional contribution from internal atmospheric variability.”
Image Source: Xu et al., 2020
Hrbá?ek and Uxa, 2020