A graph of the probability of different levels of global warming over the next century.
Courtesy of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR
The Latest on Global Warming
News story originally written on August 3, 2001
Scientists at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research have shown that there is a 90% chance that global temperatures
will rise 3-9 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years. This is a big jump over the increase that was observed over the last 100 years, which was only about 1 degree. In the near future, the study predicts that average global temperatures will rise 1-2 degrees in the next 30 years.
The scientists say that these prediction will come true unless something is done to slow global warming. They also warn that slowing this warming process will be difficult, and that there is no quick solution to the problem.
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