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On Spurious Causality, CO2, and Global Temperature

  title={On Spurious Causality, CO2, and Global Temperature},
  author={Philippe Goulet Coulombe and Maximilian Gobel},
Stips, Macias, Coughlan, Garcia-Gorriz, and Liang (2016) (Nature Scientific Reports) use information flows (Liang, 2008, 2014) to establish causality from various forcings to global temperature. We show that the formulas being used hinges on a simplifying assumption that is nearly always rejected by the data. We propose an adequate measure of information flow based on Vector Autoregressions, and find that most results in Stips et al. (2016) cannot be corroborated. Then, it is discussed which… 

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