Climate Sensitivity Estimated from Temperature Reconstructions of the Last Glacial Maximum

  title={Climate Sensitivity Estimated from Temperature Reconstructions of the Last Glacial Maximum},
  author={Andreas Schmittner and Nathan Mark Urban and Jeremy D. Shakun and Natalie M. Mahowald and Peter U. Clark and Patrick J. Bartlein and Alan C. Mix and Antoni Rosell‐Mel{\'e}},
  pages={1385 - 1388}
Last Glacial Maximum temperature reconstructions and model simulations can constrain the equilibrium climate sensitivity. Assessing the impact of future anthropogenic carbon emissions is currently impeded by uncertainties in our knowledge of equilibrium climate sensitivity to atmospheric carbon dioxide doubling. Previous studies suggest 3 kelvin (K) as the best estimate, 2 to 4.5 K as the 66% probability range, and nonzero probabilities for much higher values, the latter implying a small chance… 
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