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Climate sensitivity
LATEST IN CLIMATE SENSITIVITY

Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun. One of the most common sceptical arguments... Read More

Global temperature | Aug 18. 2017.
Everglades National Park dead trees and grasses.

Ecosystems facing 'double whammy' due to increasing impacts of drought

Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More

Drought | Aug 9. 2017.

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.
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