Is Global Warming Really Slowing Down?

August 28, 2013. Is Global Warming Really Slowing Down? Professor Anthony Broccoli, a Co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, was featured in a recent Mother Jones article addressing the global mean surface temperature slowdown. The article debunked the claim that global warming was "slowing down," or that the climate is less sensitive to human influence than previously thought, concluding instead that "the slowdown is the result of temporary, natural variations that may soon subside." Dr. Broccoli explained that a combination of natural factors could be causing the slowdown, including a temporary cooling of the surface of the Pacific Ocean and an "unusually long solar minimum" lasting from 2005 to 2010.