Trude Storelvmo: The Impact of Aerosols on Climate Sensitivity Estimates

Assistant Professor Trude Storelvmo presents research which suggests that the cooling effect of aerosols may mask up to 0.5 degrees of warming.  The implications are significant, as efforts to abate air pollution that health officials attribute to millions of deaths each year around the global will exacerbate warming trends and suggest that equilibrium climate sensitivity is at the higher end of ranges reported in the most recent IPCC Assessment Report.

December 22, 2013