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Latest Forecast: Stand By for a Warmer, But Not Scorching, World

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Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 351
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5772.351a

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Two new studies that combine independent lines of evidence agree that climate sensitivity--how much a given increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide will warm the world--is at least moderately strong, making a really scorching warming appear unlikely but reinforcing the likelihood that continued emissions will fuel a substantial warming in this century. (Read more.)