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Wet and dry extremes in climate models questioned – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 7th, 2016.

International scientists have pooled together data from the last 1,200 years on the relationship between water and the climate in the Northern Hemisphere, and say they’ve found some holes in the existing climate models for the twentieth century. The researchers analysed previous studies on rain, drought, tree rings, ice cores and many other indicators, and […]

Climate predictions tightened – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 20th, 2013.

New research indicates that the latest observations of the climate system’s response to rising greenhouse gas levels are consistent with conventional estimates despite a “warming pause” over the past decade. However, the most extreme rates of warming predicted by the current generation of climate models over 50- to 100-year timescales are looking less likely. The […]

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