Friday, September 25, 2009

Global Warming Much Worse Than Previously Thought

By Robert Gammon
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:52 AM

A new United Nations environmental report says that climate change is worsening at a much faster pace than previously thought and predicts that global temperatures will jump by at least 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, according to the Washington Post. In addition, the startling prediction, which if accurate, would mean a six-foot rise in sea levels by 2100, is also a best-case scenario. The report's authors based their estimate on the United States and Europe meeting their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 73 percent and 80 percent, respectively, by 2050 - benchmarks that while laudable, will require tremendous political effort to achieve.

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