“The key unknown, because of the complexities of climate feedbacks, is how much warmer.”
“Recent studies of the physics of how deep clouds moisturize the atmosphere strongly suggest that this largest of the positive feedbacks is not only negative, but very large.”
“Long-term feedbacks could conceivably change its magnitude, but it already incorporates many of the shorter term feedbacks, so I think a massive difference between that calculated value and reality is unlikely.”
“This suggests that any long-term feedbacks are net neutral, because otherwise the figures derived from longer term changes in radiation e.g. seasonal would be affected by longer term feedbacks and those measured over the course of hours would not, giving different figures.”
“Could there be no non-neutral long term feedbacks?”
“This means that both the short-term feedbacks on insolation and the long-term feedbacks on ocean mixing are going to be only approximations.”
“In para. 63 he nails it all together by saying it is clear we can't be accurate regarding short term feedbacks (or even long-term climate sensitivity).”
“However, because of the short-term feedbacks inherent to capitalism and its inability to appreciate non-monetary costs to the environment, alternative energy sources will be just that-alternatives, not replacements.”
“It could happen faster if the sensitivity is higher (cooling agents are not as cooling as thought perhaps) and longer term feedbacks may double the charney limit but as yet no IPCC update but one from James Hansen which although coming from him might be see as true only means it needs to go through the IPCC process to be true to world opinion and our reaction to it.”
“I do however understand why the changing temperature of the troposphere due to ENSO will have an effect on the way radiation is processed (ie latent and sensible heat fluxes from the ocean surface+ short-term feedbacks), but if this made a significant effect on the total heat content of the ocean, wouldn't we expect to be able to correlate OHCA time series with ENSO?”
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