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Comment on “Climate Sensitivity Estimated from Temperature Reconstructions of the Last Glacial Maximum”

Science  14 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6100, pp. 1294
DOI: 10.1126/science.1221371

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Abstract

Schmittner et al. (Reports, 9 December 2011, p. 1385) report a new, low estimate of equilibrium climate sensitivity based on a comparison of Last Glacial Maximum climate model simulations and paleoproxy data. Here, we show that exclusion of questionable comparison points and constructive changes to model design are both likely capable of altering the most probable value of equilibrium climate sensitivity suggested in Schmittner et al.

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