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Interesting paper that shows a positive impact of warming up to 2.0C and a negative impact afterwards, suggesting that some warming is beneficial, but a lot of warming is not. tnx to WUWT and Richard T. and Lomborg B.

Watts Up With That?

I thought this paper was interesting, and it was (as part of a Twitter exchange) sent to me by request (thanks to Both Richard Tol and Bjørn Lomborg). I found figure 8 (shown below as part of the preview on Science Direct) to be interesting because it shows a positive impact of warming up to 2.0C and a negative impact afterwards, suggesting that some warming is beneficial, but a lot of warming is not. All things in moderation I suppose. – Anthony.

Abstract

A survey of the economic impact of climate change and the marginal damage costs shows that carbon dioxide emissions are a negative externality. The estimated Pigou tax and its growth rate are too low to justify the climate policy targets set by political leaders. A lower discount rate or greater concern for the global distribution of income would justify more stringent climate policy, but would imply an…

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evaluation to what extent the temperature rise in the past 100 years was a trend or a natural fluctuation and analyze 2249 world- wide monthly temperature records from GISS (NASA) with the 100-year period covering 1906-2005 and the two 50-year periods from 1906 to 1955 and 1956 to 2005.

Watts Up With That?

Since we have been paying a lot of attention to the surface record given the recent revelations surrounding the adjustments to data and NOAA’s release of the State of the Climate  Report claiming that the USA had the hottest year ever (but the globe did not) this paper seems like a good one to review.

How Natural is the Recent CentennialWarming? An Analysis of 2249 Surface Temperature Records

Horst-Joachim Lu¨decke, Rainer Link, and Friedrich-Karl Ewert

EIKE, European Institute for Climate and Energy, PO.Box 11011, 07722 Jena, GERMANY

Abstract. We evaluate to what extent the temperature rise in the past 100 years was a trend or a natural fluctuation and analyze 2249 world- wide monthly temperature records from GISS (NASA) with the 100-year period covering 1906-2005 and the two 50-year periods from 1906 to 1955 and 1956 to 2005. No global records are applied. The data document a strong…

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