"It is the unhappy fate of the scientist today that he must play the role of Cassandra in the body politic, sending his fellow men to bed with nightmares in the hope to be heard in time."

- Arthur von Hippel, in "The Molecular Designing of Materials" (h/t @upbeatprof)

Monday, April 2, 2007

It's 3 C

The global sensitivity to CO2 doubling appears to be pretty close to 3 C. Stop the presses.

The global equilibrium temperature sensitivity to CO2 forcing is really starting to look like we have it down. Can we move the conversation on to more appropriate questions?

No, I suppose not...

2 comments:

James Annan said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere.

As for the question, so long as influential scientists are pushing the "Values substantially higher than 4.5°C cannot be excluded..." meme, ISTM there is still work to be done :-)

Michael Tobis said...

Many thanks.

Feel free to add me to your blogroll...