Nature paper pushes wild exaggeration of 7-13C “climate sensitivity”! Even Gavin Schmidt calls them out.
Lordy. Lordy. How did Snyder 2016 get past rigorous peer review and into a supposed “top” journal like Nature? Carolyn Snyder did a 2 million year temperature reconstruction then assumed that all the warming in the whole record was caused by CO2, she then carried that correlation right through to reach the absurd conclusion that climate sensitivity is not 2 – 4C, but 7 to 13 freaking degrees. (Did she study climate science by watching Al Gore?) Normally we’d expect a climate expert to know that orbital mechanics drive most of the changes. Don’t look now, but Gavin Schmidt has done the right thing and pointed out a very silly conclusion that Nature and all their reviewers missed. This obvious mistake was also missed by The ABC, The Conversation, Andrew Glikson etc etc. (If Nature had even asked bloggers to review it…). The Daily Mail (UK) published a version by Associated Press, and they at least asked Michael Mann and Jeremy Shakun, who respectively said they “remain skeptical”, and it “seems too high”. Though they buried those warnings and still went with the apocalyptic headline: Earth is warmer that it has been in 120,000 years – and is ‘locked in’ […]Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
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