World Temperature Predicted to Rise 6 Degrees Celsius

Nov 18, 2009
Outside Magazine

The Global Carbon Project, based out of the University of East Anglia, led by Corinne Le Quéré, predicts that the Earth's temperature will increase by 6 degreesCelsius by the end of this century.  Research published yesterdayshowed that the ability of natural carbon sinks to soak up CO2 emittedby humans is declining.  As a result, more CO2 stays in the atmosphere,increasing on average by 0.3%.  Between 2000 and 2009 emissions rose by29%.  Le Quéré emphasized to BBC News the importance of talks in Copenhagen to haltthe dangerous trend.  See more at

--Alison Kelman

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