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Climate-carbon cycle feedback analysis: Results from the C
Eleven coupled climate–carbon cycle models used a common protocol to study the coupling between climate change and the carbon cycle. The models were forced by historical emissions and theExpand
The proportionality of global warming to cumulative carbon emissions
TLDR
It is shown that the carbon–climate response (CCR), defined as the ratio of temperature change to cumulative carbon emissions, is approximately independent of both the atmospheric CO2 concentration and its rate of change on these timescales. Expand
The UVic earth system climate model: Model description, climatology, and applications to past, present and future climates
Abstract A new earth system climate model of intermediate complexity has been developed and its climatology compared to observations. The UVic Earth System Climate Model consists of aExpand
Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C
The Paris Agreement has opened debate on whether limiting warming to 1.5 °C is compatible with current emission pledges and warming of about 0.9 °C from the mid-nineteenth century to the presentExpand
Future changes in climate, ocean circulation, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling simulated for a business-as-usual CO2 emission scenario until year 4000 AD
A new model of global climate, ocean circulation, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling, including a fully coupled carbon cycle, is presented and evaluated. The model is consistent with multipleExpand
Future CO2 Emissions and Climate Change from Existing Energy Infrastructure
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The outcome is that the concentration of atmospheric CO2 would remain below 430 parts per million (ppm) and global mean temperatures would increase to 1.3°C above preindustrial values, well below current targets and 2°C, respectively. Expand
Stabilizing climate requires near-zero emissions
[1] Current international climate mitigation efforts aim to stabilize levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, human-induced climate warming will continue for many centuries, even afterExpand
Long-term climate commitments projected with climate-carbon cycle models
Eight earth system models of intermediate complexity (EMICs) are used to project climate change commitments for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Fourth AssessmentExpand
The role of land surface dynamics in glacial inception: a study with the UVic Earth System Model
Abstract The first results of the UVic Earth System Model coupled to a land surface scheme and a dynamic global vegetation model are presented in this study. In the first part the present day climateExpand
Transient climate–carbon simulations of planetary geoengineering
  • H. Matthews, K. Caldeira
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 12 June 2007
TLDR
It is found that the climate system responds quickly to artificially reduced insolation; hence, there may be little cost to delaying the deployment of geoengineering strategies until such a time as “dangerous” climate change is imminent. Expand
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