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Greenhouse gas effect consistent over 420 million years
Description: A popular predictor of future climate sensitivity is the change in global temperature produced by each doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere. This study confirms that in the Earth's past 420 million years, each doubling of atmospheric CO2 translates to an average global temperature increase of about 3° Celsius, or 5° Fahrenheit. [Source: Yale University Press Release]
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Source: Yale University Press Release
Publish Date: 3/28/2007
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: 2