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Testing climate assumptions

Studies often assume that climate is equally sensitive to emissions of warming greenhouse gases and cooling sulphate aerosols. Now, research illustrates that this is not true in models and that without this assumption recent assessments would have produced higher estimates of future temperatures.

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Figure 1: The geographical distribution of aerosols.


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Stainforth, D. Testing climate assumptions. Nature Clim Change 4, 248–249 (2014).

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