Four physical aspects of climate change


in Science

Over at RealClimate, there is an interesting post explaining the four main physical aspects the climate system, as it pertains to climate change: “(i) the relationship between temperature and light, (ii) the planetary energy balance, (iii) the distance light travels before being absorbed, and (iv) the relationship between temperature and altitude.”

It includes some short debunkings of the idea that the sun is causing the warming we have observed, as well as the so-called “iris effect” touted by Richard Lindzen and others.

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Milan September 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

RealClimate now has a good post up explaining the role of feedbacks in the climate system.

Maria November 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm


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