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"We can be very confident that the net effect of human activity since 1750 has been one of warming," Dr Susan Soloman told delegates in Paris.



The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that temperatures are most likely to rise by 1.8C-4C by 2100. But the possible range is much greater; 1.1C-6.4C. The maps above show how a range of three different scenarios will affect different parts of the planet.

The emissions scenarios, A1B, A2, B1, used to create the maps above, are based on a range of detailed economic and technological data. These versions of the future consider different population increases, fossil and alternative fuel use, and consequent CO2 increases.

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sonanova
Feb. 5th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
And yet, somehow, this is very hard to imagine in -1 degree winters...I hate the midwest US.
benpeek
Feb. 6th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
man, that's pretty cold. i've never been in such cold, myself.
sonanova
Feb. 6th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I have my heat turned all the way up and by cats are even shivering. Moving to Australia next year is becoming a better idea every minute...
benpeek
Feb. 7th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
australia does sound all warm and cozy, i must say. i saw images of rivers freezing over and stuff in the states last night.
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