The Western Pacific Has Continued Cooling Since The Little Ice Age Ended

A new study suggests the modern (1994-2004) surface temperatures in the South China Sea are colder now than any time in the last 6000 years.

Except for a brief interval ~500 years ago, SSTs have been consistently 2-4°C warmer than today since the middle Holocene in the South China Sea (Zhou et al., 2021).

Image Source: Zhou et al., 2021

This is consistent with many other studies in the western Pacific which also show a “decreasing SST trend” since the end of the Little Ice Age (He et al., 2019).

Image Source: He et al., 2019

Another new study shows there has been no net warming in the climatically important Western Pacific Warm Pool region since 1985 (Mohtar et al., 2021).

Image Source: Mohtar et al., 2021

4 responses to “The Western Pacific Has Continued Cooling Since The Little Ice Age Ended”

  1. RoHa

    But it will probably soon start boiling from Man Made Global Warming(TM).

  2. Nigel Horsfield

    Is there some confusion about units here?
    The graph shows vitamin D levels in nmol/L which are the units used in Europe.
    The text takes about ng/ml which is used in USA.
    To convert ng/ml to nmol/L multiply by 2.5. This means 20 ng/ml = 50 nmol/L.
    50 nmol/L regarded as ‘adequate’ level in UK.

    1. P Gosselin

      Either unit is fine. The graph is for illustration purposes.

  3. Yonason

    “ An adequate blood level of vitamin D, is ≥30 ng/ml (75 nmol/L).”

    That’s the minimum to ensure you won’t get Rickets. But, for optimal health, we need at least double that, according to my sources (see correct thread for this).

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