Category Archives: Sensitivity & feedbacks

How inconstant are climate feedbacks – and does it matter?

by Nic Lewis

Kyle Armour has a new paper out in Nature Climate Change: “Energy budget constraints on climate sensitivity in light of inconstant climate feedbacks”.

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Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry

The Social Cost of Carbon is emerging as a major source of contention in the Trump Administration.

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Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate Change

by Clive Hambler

Reflections on the stabilization of Earth’s climate by life.

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Internal climate variability as a confounding factor in climate sensitivity estimates

by Frank Bosse

Towards eliminating multi-decadal natural oscillations in determination of the Transient Climate Response (TCR) to CO2.
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Tamino’s adjusted temperature records and the TCR

by Frank Bosse

Separating out the impacts of internal variability on evaluations of TCR.

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Dust deposition on ice sheets: a mechanism for termination of ice ages?

by Donald Rapp

In a recent paper, Ellis and Palmer (2016) proposed that deposition of dust on giant ice sheets, thus reducing their albedo, was a principal factor in the termination of Ice Ages over the past 800 kyrs.

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Broad consistency between patterns of fossil fuel emissions and atmospheric CO2

by Guido van der Werf

The 200% increase in fossil fuel emissions Murry Salby claims is about 20% in reality, and the constant CO2 growth rate he found actually increased by roughly 20% as well over the same time period.

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