How robust is the long-run relationship between temperature and radiative forcing?
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Mills, T.C. Climatic Change (2009) 94: 351. doi:10.1007/s10584-008-9525-7
- 114 Downloads
This paper examines the robustness of the long-run, cointegrating, relationship between global temperatures and radiative forcing. It is found that the temperature sensitivity to a doubling of radiative forcing is of the order of 2 ± 1°C. This result is robust across the sample period of 1850 to 2000, thus providing further confirmation of the quantitative impact of radiative forcing and, in particular, CO2 forcing, on temperatures.