Volcanoes Helped Offset Man-made Warming

A study in the journal Nature Geoscience said volcanic eruptions helped explain the apparent warming slowdown.
Volcanoes Helped Offset Man-made Warming

Via AFP:

Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.

A so-called hiatus in warming since 1998 has pitched climate sceptics against mainstream scientists.

While temperatures have risen relentlessly -- 13 of the 14 warmest years on record occurred since the start of the century -- they tracked far below the increase in man-made greenhouse gases.

This gap between the expected and actual temperatures has been cited by sceptics as...

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