Every now and then whoever is interested in Clmate Change or if anyone is studying as part of their course, must have asked this question – Does the fact that surface temperatures are rising slower than in previous decades mean scientists have overestimated how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to greenhouse gases?
The question is quite difficult to answer however in this article the writer tries to answer with calculations and data. It is quite interesting how they calculate. Some of it we have studied in our course and some of it we might in our elective course. Check our the link for more info.
Johansson, D. J. A., et al (2015) Equilibrium climate sensitivity in light of observations over the warming hiatus. Nature Climate Change. 10.1038/nclimate2573