Climate change and trace gases

@article{Hansen2007ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and trace gases},
  author={J. Hansen and M. Sato and P. Kharecha and G. Russell and D. Lea and M. Siddall},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={365},
  pages={1925 - 1954}
}
  • J. Hansen, M. Sato, +3 authors M. Siddall
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Palaeoclimate data show that the Earth's climate is remarkably sensitive to global forcings. Positive feedbacks predominate. This allows the entire planet to be whipsawed between climate states. One feedback, the ‘albedo flip’ property of ice/water, provides a powerful trigger mechanism. A climate forcing that ‘flips’ the albedo of a sufficient portion of an ice sheet can spark a cataclysm. Inertia of ice sheet and ocean provides only moderate delay to ice sheet disintegration and a burst of… CONTINUE READING
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