worse than we thought – Climate sensitivity to CO2!

Climate change is likely to be worse than many computer models have projected, according to a new analysis. The work, published yesterday in Science, finds evidence that Earth’s climate is more sensitive to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than some earlier studies had suggested.

“Temperatures are likely to go up to the high side of current projections, as is [atmospheric] water vapor,” said John Fasullo, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “To the extent those environmental impacts influence events like [Superstorm] Sandy, expect the impacts to be on the high side.”

Scientific American, 9 Nov 2012