Tag Archives: Radiative forcings

The importance of reducing methane emissions

Since I’ve written quite a lot about methane, I thought I would promote Realclimate’s definitive CO2/CH4 comparison post. It highlights that the large relative rise in atmospheric methane concentrations means that methane has made a significant contribution to modern warming. … Continue reading

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Understanding the “pause”

I thought I might briefly highlight a recent paper that tries to understand what some call “the pause”, but which isn’t really a “pause” as nothing has actually stopped. The paper is Natural variability, radiative forcing and climate response in … Continue reading

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Are feedbacks operating?

I’ve been pondering today if being anonymous means that others think it’s okay to be rude and unpleasant, or if they are simply rude and unpleasant. I’m tending towards the latter and have seen nothing to convince me otherwise. A … Continue reading

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Watt about Spencer and Braswell?

There’s a new post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called New study – climate system is only about half as sensitive to increasing CO2 as previously believed. It refers to a new paper by Roy Spencer and William Braswell … Continue reading

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