The 3300 Argo bathythermograph buoys deployed throughout the world’s oceans since late in 2003 have shown a slight cooling of the oceans over the past five years, directly contrary to the official theory that any “global warming” not showing in the atmosphere would definitely show up in the first 400 fathoms of the world’s oceans, where at least 80% of any surplus heat would be stored. Source: ARGO project, June 2009.
I would like to rely on commenters to handle this one properly, I am aware of the talking point, have read rebuttals but have not researched it myself.
Though the real skeptic in me has the following questions: are there other sources of ocean temperature data? Do they all agree? Who says ocean warming would definately show in the first 400 fathoms, why can’t it be deeper? Have all the recent La Ninas had an impact on this?
And finally of course, what can we conclude about climate trends from a mere five years of data? Something between not much and nada.