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Climate study predicts 5C warming

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are rising annually by around three per cent, placing Earth on track for warming that could breach 5C by 2100, a new study published says.

The figure - among the most alarming of the latest forecasts by climate scientists - is at least double the 2C target set by UN members struggling for a global deal on climate change.

In 2011, global carbon emissions were 54 per cent above 1990 levels, according to the research, published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, by the Global Carbon Project consortium.

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