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New Cloud Study Helps Reconcile Climate Model Predictions with Empirical Data

New climate research results obtained by correcting satellite cloud change data spanning two decades are consistent with observed changes in storm tracks, climate conditions and results produced by global climate models.

New research into cloud formation suggests increased climate sensitivity

Research Suggests Climate Models Underestimate Climate Sensitivity

Climate models are wrong? Climate models are mathematical representation of an enormously complex system. They are intended to project trends, not predict events. They are an imperfect but indispensable tool to gain an understanding of what we can likely expect in the future. Casting doubt on the reliability of climate models is a common theme among climate skeptics who commonly claim that…

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New research show a complex and revealing picture of climate sensitivity

Video: New Research on Climate Sensitivity

Climate sensitivity is the degree to which global climate responds to a change in the amount of energy in the climate system. More specifically it is defined as the “equilibrium change in response to changes of the radiative forcing.” In terms of anthropogenic climate change, it indicates how much the climate will change in response to human factors affecting climate, such as…

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Video Friday: Ocean Heat, Climate Change and Surface Temperatures

This video from greenmanbucket is taken from a longer skype interview with Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  In this clip Dr. Trenberth discusses Earth’s energy balance, ocean heat and climate sensitivity. Dr. Trenberth discusses these issues further in a recent interview published in The Conversation.    Featured image credit: Pranav Bhatt, courtesy flickr

More debunking Lord Monckton

Debunking Monckton – Part One: Global Cooling and Melting; Climate Sensitivity

Lord Christopher Monckton is a self-described former science advisor to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and writer of peer-reviewed scientific papers. That his expertise is in literature and journalism may cast some doubt on his credibility is apparently of little concern to Monckton. In this and our next post, we feature videos from Potholer54 (a.k.a Peter Sinclair) debunking Lord Monckton’s arguments…

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