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Earth’s sensitivity to CO2 may be twice what climate models show

Climate modeling is an inexact science, and scientists have long known that the models don’t account for everything, even though precision and accuracy is a big goal. But the limitations of climate modeling may have caused scientists to underestimate the Earth’s sensitivity to CO2 by a factor of two, according to an analysis by National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist Jeffrey Kiehl. In a perspectives piece published in the journal Science this week, Kiehl says that the models... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on January 14, 2011 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists, Climates of the Past

Plants are complicated

Planting trees, as everyone knows, is a good way to offset climate change. The more greenery on Earth, the better, since vegetation act as carbon sinks, essentially sucking up the excess CO2 and storing it in leaves, stems, and root systems. But a recent paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience claims we have a long way to go towards understanding the biochemical processes in which plants interact with the climate. Simply looking at the carbon cycle involving plants is not enough, say the... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on August 8, 2010 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists

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