World Temperature Predicted to Rise 6 Degrees Celsius

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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