La Niña cannot erase decades of warming

A great and substantive post up at Skeptical Science on La Nina and what we should expect (and not expect) in terms of its impact on global temperatures.

Read it all!

(image borrowed from Skeptical Science)

La Ninas typically redistribute the global heat budget in such a way as average surface temperatures are depressed from where they might otherwise have been, and we are several months into a strong one now.

(image borrowed from Skeptical Science)

Be on the lookout for lots more "global warming stopped!" bull.

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Bring on the nonsense! Better to inoculate people who follow this once in a while. If they had brains they'd only bust out the easily-debunkable stuff at critical junctures (votes, etc).

out of regular net access, so comments will be sparse. la nina is the thing storing atmospheric heat to the ocean, right?