Nice article. Did you actually read the article, or just find the image on some blog?
This pause exists not only over the oceans but also over the continents. Further analysis indicates that this hiatus is very likely a result of the occurrence of more La Niña events after 1992. In the strong La Niña phase, both the atmospheric water vapor and the cloud volume are greatly reduced over the central tropical Pacific, amplifying the regional weakened greenhouse effect. Therefore, Gaa decreases significantly during 1992–2014 over the central tropical Pacific, which offsets the upward Gaa tendencies occurring elsewhere.
In other words, CO2 does NOT control the greenhouse effect on Earth. Yep, that's the obvious conclusion.
WetEV wrote:So what happened after 2014? Oh, we know, a strong El Niño, the reverse of a La Niña. So what do you think happened to the global greenhouse effect over the past two years?
All you need to do is look back at the graph and see what happened around the big El Nino of 1998 to answer your question: It had very little impact on the greenhouse effect on Earth.
El Nino heats the atmosphere by releasing heat which was stored in the ocean by SUNLIGHT. (As I have shown repeatedly, infrared from CO2 does NOT heat the ocean and is orders of magnitudes smaller than clouds in terms of reducing the cooling of the oceans, so it has no bearing on the temperature of the water in the Earth's oceans.)
Anyone who things the recent warming had ANYTHING to do with the greenhouse effect is seriously deluded.