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date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 19:39:19 +0200
from: BLZ-Wissenschaft2 <>
subject: Real Color of Climate Change - journalistic question
to: "''" <>

Dear Mr. Osborn,

I would like to ask you something about your excellently written article
(with K. Briffa) in Sciencexpress on climate resarch. My name is Sven Titz,
I am a science writer working for the Berliner Zeitung (a newspaper in

In the last paragraph of your perspective article "The Real Color of Climate
Change", you state that "it is already clear, ..., that greater past climate
variations imply greater future climate change".

What I would like to know is: Do you mean...
- future climate change that is induced by man and greater due to stronger
climate sensitivity or
- future climate change that is greater due to stronger climate variability
caused by natural external forcings?

I hope this is not too much of hairsplitting...

Thank you very much in anticipation!

Best regards,
Sven Titz

Phone: ++49+30-23275723
Berliner Zeitung

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