Emergent constraint on equilibrium climate sensitivity from global temperature variability

  title={Emergent constraint on equilibrium climate sensitivity from global temperature variability},
  author={P. Cox and C. Huntingford and M. Williamson},
  • P. Cox, C. Huntingford, M. Williamson
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) remains one of the most important unknowns in climate change science. ECS is defined as the global mean warming that would occur if the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration were instantly doubled and the climate were then brought to equilibrium with that new level of CO2. Despite its rather idealized definition, ECS has continuing relevance for international climate change agreements, which are often framed in terms of stabilization of global… CONTINUE READING
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