"Are natural climate forcings able to counteract the projected anthropogenic global warming ?"
van Ypersele, J.-P.
Earth and related Environmental sciences
IPCC SRES emissions scenarios
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A two-dimensional global climate model is used to assess the climatic changes associated with the new IPCC SRES emissions scenarios and to determine which kind of changes in total solar irradiance and volcanic perturbations could mask the projected anthropogenic global warming associated to the SRES scenarios. Our results suggest that onldy extremely unldikely changes in total solar irradiance and/or volcanic eruptions would be able to overcome the simulated anthropogenic global warming over the century. Nevertheless, in the critical interval of the next two decades the externally-driven natural climate variability might possibly confuse the debate about temperature trends and impede detection of the anthropogenic climate change signal.
CitationBertrand, C.; van Ypersele, J.-P.; Berger, A. (2002). "Are natural climate forcings able to counteract the projected anthropogenic global warming ?". , Issue Climatic Change 55, pp. 413-427, IRM,