Climate Sensitivities Exaggerated?

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  1. IanC
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    I have mentioned climate sensitivities in a few threads in the past. with the leak of SOD of AR5, it has been brought to the forefront again.

    Ridley's WSJ article-
    Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change - WSJ.com

    if you are actually interested in the details-

    Why doesn’t the AR5 SOD’s climate sensitivity range reflect its new aerosol estimates? | Watts Up With That?


    doesnt this take the 'catastrophic' out of CAGW? at the very least it gives us much more time to realistically improve technology to reduce CO2 emissions.
     
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    Ahh yes the new canard of "extreme weather". Sufficiently vague to apply to whatever weather actually occurs...that way the fraudsters are allways safe. On the other hand ask them to come up with some measurable metric and they run and hide. Typical pseudo-scientific BS.
     
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    It's so dry the bullfrogs is knockin' onna door, wantin' a glass o' water...
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    How Dry We Are: Current Drought Reminiscent of Dust Bowl Days
    January 10, 2013 – Almost 62 percent (61.8%) of the continental United States experienced drought in July 2012, making it the largest drought-affected area since the end of the “Dust Bowl" era in December 1939, when 62.1 percent of the U.S. was drought-stricken, the USDA said.
     
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    An obviously necessary component of the unfalsifiable hypothesis.
     
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    Does a planet have to have a climate sensitivity that is constant? Who made that rule?
     
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    Dubya may be on to something! if climate science and the IPCC dont have to even attempt to justify their predictions with actual numbers then it can always be worse than expected!!!

    just like global warming became climate change, then climate disruption, then extreme weather. and with each new label there was a definition that was more vague, and predictions that encompassed every outcome.
     
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    Geee I don't know. Are the Laws of Physics unchanging?
     

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