Understanding radiative forcing by greenhouse gases

Robert Pincus

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021, 2:00 pm


Climate change is caused by changes in atmospheric composition that perturb the exchange of energy between the earth and the rest of the universe. The change in radiation from such a perturbation is called the "radiative forcing." In this talk, I'll very briefly describe the current understanding of radiative forcing, including the indirect roles of rapid adjustments, then talk about calculations of forcing by greenhouse gases that nail down the forcing to very high precision.


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