Category Archives: Sensitivity & feedbacks

Reply to Patrick Brown’s response to comments on his Nature article

by Nic Lewis

My reply to Patrick Brown’s response to my my comments on his Nature article.

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Greater future global warming (still) predicted from Earth’s recent energy budget

by Patrick Brown

A response to Nic Lewis’ post A closer look shows global warming will not be greater than we thought.

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Brown and Caldeira: A closer look shows global warming will not be greater than we thought

by Nic Lewis

A critique of a recent paper by Brown and Caldeira published in Nature that predicted greater than expected global warming.

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Update on the strength of aerosol forcing

by Frank Bosse

Increasing evidence of small aerosol forcing supports the importance of internal variability in explaining inter hemispheric differences in temperature variability.

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Does a new paper really reconcile instrumental and model-based climate sensitivity estimates?

by Nic Lewis

A new paper in Science Advances by Cristian Proistosescu and Peter Huybers (hereafter PH17) claims that accounting for the decline in feedback strength over time that occurs in most CMIP5 coupled global climate models (GCMs), brings observationally-based climate sensitivity estimates from historical records into line with model-derived estimates.

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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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