Is it true the Pacific Ocean has cooled?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on July 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Is it true the Pacific Ocean has cooled?

Yes...and no. the eastern Pacific Ocean has cooled a bit. While the exact reason or reasons are uncertain, suspicions center in part over the numerous La Nina patterns in recent years. This remains subject to further investigation. Overall, the central and western Pacific...and the Pacific ocean as a whole...have warmed. In fact, global ocean and land temperatures in June were the fourth warmest on record.

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