When the scientists evaluated previously published estimates for climate sensitivity from a variety of geological episodes over the past 65 million years, they found that the estimates varied over a very wide range of values, with some very high values among them (high values would imply a very strong temperature response to a change in radiative forcing, for example, due to CO2 increase).
What does RF stand for?
RF stands for Radiative Forcing
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Between 1990 and 2010, there was a 29 percent increase in radiative forcing - the warming effect on our climate system - from greenhouse gases.
This historical figure can then be compared with the radiative forcing caused by a hypothetical doubling of C[O.
But greenhouses gasses have a long residence time of decades or even centuries, and the radiative forcing of a ton of carbon emitted today will warm and damage the planet continuously while we wait for promised benefits to accrue in the future.
Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs suggests using a radiative forcing factor of 1.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most important of the radiative forcing components driving the ongoing change in climate (IPCC, 2007).
A forecast of the response of the climate system to emission or concentration scenarios of greenhouse gases and aerosols, or radiative forcing scenarios, often based upon simulations by climate models.