Why Is Climate Sensitivity So Unpredictable?

  title={Why Is Climate Sensitivity So Unpredictable?},
  author={G. Roe and M. Baker},
  pages={629 - 632}
  • G. Roe, M. Baker
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Uncertainties in projections of future climate change have not lessened substantially in past decades. Both models and observations yield broad probability distributions for long-term increases in global mean temperature expected from the doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide, with small but finite probabilities of very large increases. We show that the shape of these probability distributions is an inevitable and general consequence of the nature of the climate system, and we derive a simple… CONTINUE READING
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