Monday, February 09, 2009

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible: "A new scientific study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaches a powerful conclusion about the climate change caused by future increases of carbon dioxide: to a large extent, there’s no going back.

The pioneering study, led by NOAA senior scientist Susan Solomon, shows how changes in surface temperature, rainfall, and sea level are largely irreversible for more than 1,000 years after carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are completely stopped. The findings appear during the week of January 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

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