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University of New South Wales

Cloud Cover, Climate Sensitivity and the Carbon Dioxide Question

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Caption: Prof Steve Sherwood explains research into cloud mixing that indicates our climate is highly sensitive to a doubling of carbon dioxide. His findings suggest Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity is at least 3°C. As a result, unless we curb emissions, global temperatures will rise 4°C by 2100 and more than 8°C by 2200. For more details go to http://www.climatescience.org.au/content/680-solution-cloud-riddle-reveals-hotter-future.

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