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Nature Geoscience 3, 6 - 7 (2010)
Published online: 20 December 2009 | doi:10.1038/ngeo736

Subject Category: Palaeoclimate and palaeoceanography

Palaeoclimate: Global warmth with little extra CO2

Birgit Schneider1 & Ralph Schneider1

  1. Birgit Schneider and Ralph Schneider are at the Institute of Geoscience and Excellence Cluster 'Future Ocean', Christian-Albrechts University, 24118 Kiel, Germany.
    e-mail: bschneider@gpi.uni-kiel.de
    e-mail: rschneider@gpi.uni-kiel.de


Most climate models consider only short-term processes such as cloud and sea-ice formation when assessing Earth's sensitivity to greenhouse-gas forcing. Mounting evidence indicates that the response could be stronger if boundary conditions change drastically.

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