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Just how sensitive is the climate to increased carbon dioxide? Scientists are narrowing in on the answer – The Conversation UK

New study shows low levels of future global warming are far less likely than previously thought. Very high warming is also slightly less likely.



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At the dawn of the industrial revolution, the Earths atmosphere contained 278 parts of CO per million. Today, after more than two and a half centuries of fossil fuel use, that figure is around 414 parts per million (ppm). If the build-up of CO continues at current rates, by 2060 it will have passed 560 ppm more than double the level of pre-industrial times.
Exactly how the climate will respond to all this extra CO is one of the central questions in climate science. Just how much will the clima…

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