Now we have heard much BS about the ocean cooling. Here are the real facts. Skeptical Science explains how we know global warming is happening: It’s the oceans, stupid! « Climate Progress Now Im sure the deniers and delayers out there are shrieking, There are peer reviewed analyses that document that upper ocean warming has halted since 2003! a claim I dealt with in my July post, Like father, like son: Roger Pielke Sr. also doesnt understand the science of global warming or just chooses to willfully misrepresent it. Subsequently, however, another JGR article, Global hydrographic variability patterns during 20032008 (subs. reqd, draft here) details an analysis of monthly gridded global temperature and salinity fields from the near-surface layer down to 2000 m depth based on Argo measurements. Background on Argo here. Their findings are summed up in this figure: Figure : Time series of global mean heat storage (02000 m), measured in 108 Jm-2. Still warming, after all these years! And just where youd expect it. The study makes clear that upper ocean heat content, perhaps not surprisingly, is simply far more variable than deeper ocean heat content, and thus an imperfect indicator of the long-term warming trend.