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Joe - science question for you.
1) We have about another 0.6C warming in the pipeline even if all
emissions stopped tomorrow
http://www.skepticalscience.com/monckton-myth-10-warming-in-the-pipeline.html
2) McKibben reminds us about the effect on moisture in the atmosphere:
4% more.
Question A-1: how much humidity when we get that 0.6C in the pipeline?
(is it roughly linear? (as in "multiply 4% by (0.8+0.6)/(0.8) or
non-linear? In either case, what would the new
percent-higher-than-it-used-to-be, be? 7%? other?
Question A-2: Same question but now warm the world not by an
additional 0.6C (all emissions will NOT end tomorrow morning) but by
the minimum we might conceive of, say 2C (or 2.5C) minus today's 0.8C
thus by 1.2 to 1.7 additional degrees of warming. Then what's the
percent?
Question B: have there been studies on what these percent numbers (an
atmosphere with N% more humidity than in the recent past, where N% is
not today's 4% but these higher numbers)? What do the studies say?
Post summaries on CP..? etc.. Just trying to put 2 and 2 (or 2&2&2)
together..thanks.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/04/28/473223/open-thread-plus-bp-cartoon-of-the-week/#comment-378621
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