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Climate sensitivity

Study: Why troposphere warming differs between models and satellite data

The most common measure of global temperature rise is here on the Earth’s surface, but scientists also gather data on how temperatures in the... Read More

Global temperature | Jun 21. 2017.
Mid-air view of et contrails in the sky

Explainer: The challenge of tackling aviation's non-CO2 emissions

Last October, the 191 member states of the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to a new deal to cap international... Read More

Explainers | Mar 15. 2017.
Holley Kelly helps retrieve the CTD/Rosette ensemble from the Bering Strait, east of the Diomede Islands, June 2011

Guest post: Why NOAA updates its sea surface temperature record

This is a guest article by Prof Peter Thorne, professor of physical geography at Maynooth University in Ireland, and centre director of the Irish... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 10. 2017.
Delicate arch trail, US

World's major climate agencies confirm 2016 as hottest year on record

Last year was the warmest year in recorded history, scientists confirmed today. With global temperatures topping 1C above preindustrial times, the... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 18. 2017.
Shanghai's skyline in a sea of clouds

Clouds dampened warming since 1980s, study shows

A new study helps unravel one of the biggest uncertainties for scientists making climate change projections - how clouds will be affected as the... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 31. 2016.
Isla Nublar

Scientists find common ground over climate sensitivity

A new paper helps to shed light on one of the biggest questions in climate science: how much the climate will warm in future? ... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jun 28. 2016.
Schareck ski region in Austria

Guest Post: Understanding climate feedbacks

A guest post from Prof Eric Wolff, Royal Society research professor in the Climate Change and Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Systems Group at the University... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 8. 2015.
Stromboli volcano erupting at night

How volcanic eruptions changed climate and human history

A guest post from Dr. Joseph McConnell, a research professor at the Desert Research Institute, which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jul 8. 2015.
High altitude view of the Earth in space over the desert in the western United States.

Oxygen is an overlooked factor in past climate, study suggests

It's well established how carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour affect our climate. But a new study suggests another gas may have played a role in... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jun 11. 2015.
Tolbachik Volcano erupting, Kamchatka, Russia

What do volcanic eruptions mean for the climate?

Having lain dormant for over 40 years, the Calbuco volcano last night erupted twice within the space of a few hours. The blast sent a  huge cloud... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Apr 23. 2015.
Clouds over Zakopane, Poland

Climate sensitivity is unlikely to be less than 2C, say scientists

Does the fact that surface temperatures are rising slower than in previous decades mean scientists have overestimated how sensitive the Earth's... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Apr 1. 2015.
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