Tuesday’s Talk: Serious Science and Near-Irreversible Climate Patterns

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On a somber note, scientists have inched closer and closer to the conclusion that climate change is nearing a point at which disastrous effects (e.g. the melting of the ice caps or rainforest destruction) may be irreversible. 

Without adequate cuts to current greenhouse gas emissions, the global temperature could rise as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100 if further measures are not taken (far beyond the 2 degree Celsius global temperature increase recommended by most scientists as a target maximum).

Check out the Reuters article about it here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-climate-thresholds-idUSBRE82P0UJ20120326

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