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Chris Colose on why positive feedbacks can up climate sensitivity but not lead to runaway warming

Chris Colose on why positive feedbacks can up climate sensitivity but not lead to runaway warming

Radiative Balance, Feedback, and Runaway Warming Posted on 26 February 2012 by Chris Colose Skeptical Science has previously discussed the topic of feedbacks and why the existence of positive feedbacks (i.e., those feedbacks that amplify a forcing) do not necessarily lead to runaway warming, or even to an inherently "unstable" climate system. I also wrote on it at RealClimate (and Pt. 2 ). This was brought up again in Lord Christopher Monckton's response to SkepticalScience, where he asserted : "First, precisely because the climate has proven temperature-stable, we may legitimately infer that major amplifications or attenuations caused by feedbacks have simply not been occurring...A climate subject to the very strongly net-positive feedbacks imagined by the IPCC simply would not have remained as stable as it has." I wanted to revisit the subject in order to take a differen...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1310

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