Tag Archive: climate sensitivity

Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

July 28, 2021 2:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

Irrespective of tipping points, climate change adaptation efforts will be less costly and disruptive to society – and will stand a better chance of success – if warming can be limited to 1.5°C rather than 2°C or higher. We therefore in no way advocate for policies that forgo pursuing the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C, regardless of whether that target remains feasible or not.

Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

June 23, 2021 10:41 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

Climate sensitivity describes how sensitive the Earth’s temperature is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One measure of climate sensitivity for projections of future climate is the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). ECS is the increase in the global average temperature between the pre-industrial era and a future doubled carbon dioxide climate once equilibrium of the climate has been reached.

Media Communications report – August 2020

August 24, 2020 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on Media Communications report – August 2020

A constant stream of research has seen some major papers receive international coverage, Kim Reid has shown how to attract opportunistic media, and an online media workshop may be on the cards.

RP1 Extreme Rainfall report – August 2020

August 21, 2020 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on RP1 Extreme Rainfall report – August 2020

While the Extremes Rainfall RP has found itself in challenging times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have still found moments to celebrate and have been delighted by the enormous range of extraordinary research.

International analysis narrows range of climate’s sensitivity to CO2

July 22, 2020 12:38 am Published by Comments Off on International analysis narrows range of climate’s sensitivity to CO2

The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity yet undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to carbon dioxide. The range has been reduced from 1.5°C-4.5°C down to 2.3°C-4.5°C.

PhD Opportunity: Methods from statistical physics to resolve weather and climate sensitivities

June 22, 2018 4:29 am Published by Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Methods from statistical physics to resolve weather and climate sensitivities

This interdisciplinary project will apply methods from statistical physics, which are only beginning to be used in the environmental sciences, to better exploit such data, advance our basic understanding, and produce more useful models for weather and climate changes.