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Oceanic Influences on Climate are little studied but have big effects: Arthur Viterito, Ph.D.

March 1, 2022

New research indicates subsurface oceanic seismic and volcanic activity has a significant influence on large oceanic circulation patterns, which in turn impact ocean temperatures, yet these are not accounted for in climate models.

Research published by Dr. Arthur Viterito indicates nature, not greenhouse gas emissions, is the largest driving force behind climate change. After surveying the literature in various disciplines, Viterito's research shows a strong correlation between an uptick in subsurface oceanic seismic and volcanic activity in 1995, that is continuing today,  that has a significant influence on large oceanic circulation patterns. This turn effects ocean temperatures and other climatic activity, yet these influences are not accounted for in climate models.
Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org