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Half a century of robust climate models

A classic paper in 1967 reported key advances in climate modelling that enabled a convincing quantification of the global-warming effects of carbon dioxide — laying foundations for the models that underpin climate research today.

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Figure 1: Some key developments in climate estimates and models.

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Forster, P. Half a century of robust climate models. Nature 545, 296–297 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/545296a

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