The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)

Earth system sensitivity
Definition: (Aka ESS)

Gavin Schmidt's preferred term for what James Hansen calls long term sensitivity, a value for climate sensitivity which — in contrast to Charney sensitivity — allows land surface, ice sheets, and atmospheric chemistry and aerosols to feed back on the temperature response.

It seems to be catching on.
It seems to be catching on.

1. Click here to find out why Schmidt wants to change this nomenclature.

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