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New study projects slower climate change for next decade

A new study published in the journal Science says Earth's surface temperatures should rise more slowly for the next decade, reports Time.

A current cycle in the Atlantic Ocean which is pushing heat into deeper waters is the impetus for the slowdown, but the study hastened to note the findings do not mean climate change is stopping altogether. Instead, worldwide temperatures will continue to rise, and at the end of the 30-year current cycle (in another 10 years), they could speed up to new, unprecedented levels.

Scientists addressed the slowdown earlier this year, saying of the respite that "a short-term slowdown in the warming of Earth's surface does not invalidate our understanding of long-term changes in global temperature arising from human-induced changes in greenhouse gases."