New study indicates no anthropogenic cause of climate change

There is a new scientific study in circulation that suggests that there is no experimental evidence for climate change caused by human activity. The study comes from the University of Turku in Finland. It is an interesting study, measuring low cloud cover changes over time across 15 global regions.

The introduction states:

The climate sensitivity has an extremely large uncertainty in the scientific literature. The smallest values estimated are very close to zero while the highest ones are even 9 degrees Celsius for a doubling of CO2. The majority of the papers are using theoretical general circulation models (GCM) for the estimation. These models give very big sensitivities with a very large uncertainty range. Typically sensitivity values are between 2–5 degrees. IPCC uses these papers to estimate the global temperature anomalies and the climate sensitivity. However, there are a lot of papers, where sensitivities lower than one degree are estimated without using GCM. The basic problem is still a missing experimental evidence of the climate sensitivity. One of the authors (JK) worked as an expert reviewer of IPCC AR5 report. One of his comments concerned the missing experimental evidence for the very large sensitivity presented in the report [1]. As a response to the comment IPCC claims that an observational evidence exists for example in Technical Summary of the report. In this paper we will study the case carefully.

As a note of caution, this study is published at Arxiv.org. As such, the study has not necessarily been subject to peer review.

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