another paper blames ENSO for global warming pause, calling it ‘… a major control knob governing Earth’s temperature.’

A step in the right direction! Let’s see if The Team jumps all over this as they did with McLean et al (2009). That would be more difficult now since the same thing is implied by Kosaka & Xie (2013) and the two recent Meehl et al papers.

Watts Up With That?

UPDATE: Chris de Freitas responds to comments with an addendum below – Anthony

Readers may recall the recent paper that blamed “the pause” in global temperature on ENSO changes in the Pacific Ocean.

Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling
Yu Kosaka & Shang-Ping Xie Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature12534

Dr. Judith Curry called the paper “mind blowing

Now there’s another paper that reaches a similar conclusion:

Update of the Chronology of Natural Signals in the Near-Surface Mean Global Temperature Record and the Southern Oscillation Index

de Freitas and McLean, 2013, p. 237 (Int J Geosciences – open access):

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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