Tag Archives: Andrew Dessler

A bit more about clouds

A few years ago I posted a video by Andrew Dessler that was discussing whether or not Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity could be less than 3oC. The bottom line was that the best estimate for ECS is about 3oC. Given that … Continue reading

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The enhanced greenhouse effect

This is really just an opportunity to write a little bit about science, and to advertise other people’s work. There are some who suggest that adding CO2 to the atmosphere can’t lead to warming because CO2 absorption is saturated. This … Continue reading

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ECS ~1K?????

There is a new paper that is being somewhat uncritically accepted at the new Climate “Skepticism” site (and, yes, the inverted commas are necessary) and at Bishop Hill. It’s by someone called J. Ray Bates and claims to estimate climate … Continue reading

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Water vapour and climate

Peter Sinclair has video interview with Andrew Dessler about water vapour and climate. The video doesn’t really say anything all that surprising. We are now reasonably sure that relative humidity remains roughly constant as we warm. This then allows us … Continue reading

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ECS > 2K?

I know Eli has already beaten me to it, but I thought I would also post the video of Andrew Dessler’s at the recent meeting on Earth’s Climate Sensitivity. It includes a talk by Bjorn Stevens called Some (not yet … Continue reading

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Kummer & Dessler on Climate Sensitivity

I’ve finally had a chance to read the new Kummer & Dessler paper The impact of forcing efficacy on the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). It’s an analysis of climate sensitivity that uses energy budget estimates and also considers (as suggested … Continue reading

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Andrew Dessler’s testimony on what we know about climate change

Originally posted on My view on climate change:
In his recent testimony, Andrew Dessler reviewed what he thinks “are the most important conclusions the climate scientific community has reached in over two centuries of work”. I think that’s a very…

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