28 Nov '11, 1am

Global warming less serious than thought: Study - TODAYonline

A new study in the journal Science suggests global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide than predicted before. The researchers said that people should still expect to see "drastic changes" in climate worldwide, but the risk was a little less imminent, BBC reported. Previous climate models had used meteorological measurements from the past 150 years, while the new model, which incorporates palaeoclimate data into existing models, attempts to project future temperatures with a little more certainty. The findings come ahead of the climate change negotiations in Durban, where 194 countries will attempt to agree on new deals to limit the levels of carbon emissions from developed and developing nations.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/Worldinbrief/EDC111128-0...

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