Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Bull! The Norwegians reported that the waters off their continental shelf had warmed 1*F down to 700 meters (1,200') in 2009. What is bad news is that methane deposits are at that depth and lower, and a prone to sudden release of methane by a 2*F rise, or mechanical action. (a good reason why this plentiful resource is not mined)
Well Johnny, Norway does not represent the whole globe, so in no way does that refute the fact that Global Oceanic Heat Content from 0-700 meters in the ocean, has flatlined over the last several years. Moreover, it could also be a relatively high anomaly in 2009 in Norway over a relatively flat line over the last several years. This means that there is a mechanism that is preventing the oceans to gain any additional Heat Content. Whether it's a negative feedback to warming, or another forcing other than CO2, it does not match up with the AGW theory.
Different places in the world's OHC trends have also been totally different, with the Indian Ocean gaining OHC, and the Atlantic Ocean losing OHC. Overall, it averages to no gain in OHC over the last 9 years.