The TiPES Podcast - Tipping points change Earth and climate

How much will a doubling of CO2 change Earth temperatures?

December 12, 2019

How much will temperatures go up, if we double the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere? That has turned out to be a tricky question to answer scientifically. In this podcast, climate scientist Anna von der Heydt explains how initial conditions turn out to be important for getting the right answer: When the Earth system is in a cold state it does not react to a doubling as it does in a warm state. Which state are we in now, then?

 

 

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