Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity

  title={Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity},
  author={Femke J. M. M. Nijsse and P. Cox and C. Huntingford and M. Williamson},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  • Femke J. M. M. Nijsse, P. Cox, +1 author M. Williamson
  • Published 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Climate-related risks are dependent not only on the warming trend from GHGs, but also on the variability about the trend. However, assessment of the impacts of climate change tends to focus on the ultimate level of global warming1, only occasionally on the rate of global warming, and rarely on variability about the trend. Here we show that models that are more sensitive to GHGs emissions (that is, higher equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS)) also have higher temperature variability on… CONTINUE READING
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