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Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Description: How hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming. It is also one of the most hotly debated numbers in climate science. Observations in the past decade seem to suggest a value that is lower than predicted by models. But a new study shows that two leading methods for calculating how hot the planet will get are not as far apart as they have appeared. [Source: University of Washington]
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Source: University of Washington
Publish Date: 4/17/2017
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