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World on course for 6 degree rise in temp by end of century

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 14:46

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: New research on climate change predicts that the world will face a slow-motion disaster in the coming decades with the average global temperatures rising by up to 6 degrees centigrade by the end of the century.

According to scientists working under the Global Carbon Project, the average global temperatures will increase exponentially if CO2 emissions are not controlled.

CO2 emission is dangerous for the Earth as it tends to weaken its natural ability to absorb the gas and results in the greenhouse effect.
But owing to the geo-political fight over the reasons behind climate change, it seems that it will be sometime before the world unites to delay the impeding doom.
Interestingly, while most scientific data points the finger at developing countries, climate change activists believe that almost 25% of the emissions result from the production of goods for industrialized nations.

Global Carbon Project analysis shows a 29-percent soar in emissions between 2000 and 2008.

Scientists now hope that world leaders will agree on drastic emissions cuts in order to avoid dangerous climate change during the upcoming UN climate summit at Copenhagen.

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 14:46

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