TITLE

The Implications of Runaway Warming

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonald, Christine
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
E THIS WEEK;4/22/2012, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a study by the International Energy Organization (IEO), which claims that the world is currently on track for a 6 degrees celsius temperature increase. The latest climate science suggests that even two degrees of warming may spell devastation for the ecosystems and world civilization.
ACCESSION #
74615406

 

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