Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The hiatus in global temperature trends: No systematic error in climate models

Authors
Marotzke, Jochem
Departments
Ozean im Erdsystem (Jochem Marotzke)
Summary
Observations suggest a hiatus in global surface temperature since 1998, whereas most climate models simulate continued warming. What causes this difference? Do climate models respond too sensitively to the increase in greenhouse-gas concentrations such as that of CO2, and thus overestimate climate change systematically? Or has the discrepancy arisen by chance? A study just published by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) gives a clear answer: There is no evidence for systematic model error.

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