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Rahmstorf et al. 2007

Rahmstorf, S., A. Cazenave, J.A. Church, J.E. Hansen, R.F. Keeling, D.E. Parker, and R.C.J. Somerville, 2007: Recent climate observations compared to projections. Science, 316, 709, doi:10.1126/science.1136843.

We present recent observed climate trends for carbon dioxide concentration, global-mean air temperature and sea level, and we compare these trends to previous model projections as summarised in the 2001 assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC scenarios and projections start in the year 1990, which is also the base year of the Kyoto protocol in which almost all industrialised nations have committed to binding reductions of their greenhouse gas emissions. The data available for the period since 1990 raise concerns that the climate system, in particular sea level, may be responding more quickly to climate change than our current generation of models indicates.

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  author={Rahmstorf, S. and Cazenave, A. and Church, J. A. and Hansen, J. E. and Keeling, R. F. and Parker, D. E. and Somerville, R. C. J.},
  title={Recent climate observations compared to projections},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ra04500f
AU  - Rahmstorf, S.
AU  - Cazenave, A.
AU  - Church, J. A.
AU  - Hansen, J. E.
AU  - Keeling, R. F.
AU  - Parker, D. E.
AU  - Somerville, R. C. J.
PY  - 2007
TI  - Recent climate observations compared to projections
JA  - Science
VL  - 316
SP  - 709
DO  - 10.1126/science.1136843
ER  -

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