Tag Archives: anthropogenic emissions

Disasters and Climate Change – part 2

Since I have a bit of free time, I thought I would expand a little on my Review of Roger Pielke Jr’s book about Disasters and Climate Change. As I mentioned in my earlier post, there were a number of … Continue reading

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Oh no, not again

Somehow a paper arguing that the increase in atmospheric CO2 is mostly natural has managed to pass peer-review. Gavin Schmidt’s already covered it in a Realcimate post. Gavin Cawley’s paper is, in a sense, a pre-emptive response to this new … Continue reading

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No, stabilising emissions will not stabilise concentrations!

I’ve written before about stabilising temperatures; stabilising temperatures requires getting net anthropogenic emissions pretty close to zero. See, for example, this Realclimate post, or Solomon et al. (2008). Stabilising atmospheric concentrations, however, would not require getting emissions to zero, but … Continue reading

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Earth System Sensitivity and things

There was a recent paper about the Evolution of global temperature over the past two million years. The reason it is controversial is not because it produces a global temperature reconstruction for the last 2 million years, but because it … Continue reading

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Steve Koonin in the New York Times

Steve Koonin has an Op-Ed in the New York Times called The tough realities of the Paris climate talks. It’s a little odd, in that when I last discussed Steve Koonin he appeared to be suggesting that the effect of … Continue reading

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Drawing down atmospheric CO2 – part 2

I’ve finally got some time to write up my second post on drawing down atmospheric CO2. In the first post I was trying to get across two basic things. One was that it’s important to distinguish between the residence time … Continue reading

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Stocks and flows

There has been quite a remarkable thread on Judith Curry’s blog called quantifying the anthropogenic contribution to atmospheric CO2. Remarkable for a number of reasons. One being that Judith would post it without comment. What Judith says in the comments … Continue reading

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