Sunday, August 16, 2015

On the Relationship Between CO2 and Temperature - Long Term

The top graph (which has since been scrubbed by NOAA - no surprise there) actually shows a slight inverse correlation between the two over the past 8,000 years (since the Holocene Warming Optimum, in which the Sahara was actually wet) while the bottom graph shows a largely incoherent one. My interpretation is that, while, yes, a doubling of CO2 in a controlled setting will secure you a 1 degree Celsius warming, the vast number of feedbacks in nature ultimately makes for a lower climate sensitivity and that the doomsday scenarios of these climate models (97% of which have already been wrong) are just plain silly.

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