Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 81, Issue 3–4, pp 133–135 | Cite as

Is Granger causality analysis appropriate to investigate the relationship between atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide and global surface air temperature?

  • U. Triacca


Many time series based studies use Granger causality analysis in order to investigate the connection between atmospheric carbon-dioxide concentrations and global mean temperature. This note re-examines the causal relationship between these variables and shows the inappropriateness of the Granger test to the problem under investigation.


Climate Change Time Series Waste Water Dioxide Carbon Dioxide 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Triacca
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  1. 1.Facoltà di EconomiaUniversità di L’AquilaRoio Poggio-L’AquilaItaly

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