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Climate sensitivity
LATEST IN CLIMATE SENSITIVITY

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Clouds study finds that low climate sensitivity is ‘extremely unlikely’

It is “very likely” that the way clouds change as the world warms will drive further temperature rise, a new study finds. The response of clou... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jul 21. 2021.
Sun rays shine through the clouds as dusk approaches.

ゲスト投稿:低い「気候感度」が除外できた理由

国際的な科学者チームが 4 年間かけて詳細な議論を重ねた結果、大気中 CO2濃 度の増加に対する世界の地表温度... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 30. 2021.
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Guest post: How declining ice in clouds makes high ‘climate sensitivity’ plausible

Simulations from the latest climate models have suggested that the Earth’s climate might be more sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2 than previ... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 30. 2020.
Sun rays shine through the clouds as dusk approaches.

Guest post: Why low-end 'climate sensitivity' can now be ruled out

After four years of labour and detailed discussions by an international team of scientists, we are able to quantify better than ever before how the w... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 22. 2020.
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Analysis: How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse

Scientists making climate-change projections have to deal with a number of uncertainties. The amount of global warming will depend on the magnitud... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 14. 2020.
The Cray XC40 supercomputer used by Met Office climate scientists. Credit: Met Office.

Guest post: Why results from the next generation of climate models matter

Prof Stephen Belcher is chief scientist at the UK Met Office; Dr Olivier Boucher is head of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) Climate Modelling... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 21. 2019.
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Explainer: How scientists estimate ‘climate sensitivity’

The sensitivity of the Earth’s climate to increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration is a question that sits at the heart of climate science. Es... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jun 19. 2018.
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Explainer: Six ideas to limit global warming with solar geoengineering

Scientists agree that cutting global greenhouse emissions as soon as possible will be key to tackling global warming. But, with global emissions still... Read More

Geoengineering | May 9. 2018.
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Long-term climate variability ‘could fall’ as the world warms

Long-term climate variability is the range of temperatures and weather patterns experienced by the Earth over a scale of thousands of years. New resea... Read More

Global temperature | Feb 6. 2018.
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New study ‘reduces uncertainty’ for climate sensitivity

Scientists have presented a new, narrower estimate of the “climate sensitivity” –  a measure of how much the climate could warm in response to ... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Jan 17. 2018.

In-depth: Scientists discuss how to improve climate models

While global climate models do a good job of simulating the Earth’s climate, they are not perfect. Carbon Brief's series on climate modelling ... Read More

Climate modelling | Jan 17. 2018.
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