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Claire Krause
If we take carbon out of the atmosphere, does the climate bounce back? Andrew Lenton says no! The climate system is complex, and doesn't move in a straight line. We may not be able to get back to the the climate we we're comfortable with.
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Kale Sniderman Feb 5
Replying to @Claire_Science
Assuming a return to, say, 280 ppm CO2, what climate does Lenton suggest we get instead?
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Claire Krause Feb 5
Replying to @kalesniderman
It's still work in progress so i can't find a paper, but Lenton was presenting some first results from this project The oceans were responding differently - ocean overturning didn't recover to pre climate change strengths despite co2 decreasing.
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Kale Sniderman Feb 6
Replying to @Claire_Science
Ta. Very interesting.
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Tor E Aslesen Feb 6
Replying to @Claire_Science
If can be called carbon then water can be called oxygen. When was comfortable by the way?
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Claire Krause Feb 6
Replying to @AstroObservaTor
It is the carbon component of carbond dioxide that we track through the earth system (from fossil fuels to the atmosphere and beyond), but we could just as easily talk about carbon. By comfortable climate i simply meant familiar climate; climate we know how to operate in.
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