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Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off As a result of industrialization, the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has increased continuously over the past 100 years, which is considered the main reason behind global warming. However, the observational global mean atmospheric temperature leveled off over the first decade of the 21st century, in contrast to the rapid warming during the late 20th century. This phenomenon, known as the "atmospheric warming slowdown" or "global warming hiatus," has attracted great attention worldwide owing to its ostensible contradiction of the human- induced global warming theory. The changes in ocean heat content might have a tight relationship with the atmospheric warming slowdown. Dr. Changyu Li, Prof. Jianping Huang and their colleagues, a group of researchers from the Key Laboratory for Semi-Arid Climate Change of the Ministry of Education, College of
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