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Climate analysis suggests CO2 causes more warming than estimated

The impact of carbon dioxide has been an issue of life and death for not just billions of humans but for an entire planet.

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Climate analysis suggests CO2 causes more warming than estimated

An ancient climate analysis suggests our planet is more vulnerable to greenhouse gasses than previously estimated.

The new approach looked at over 66 million years of climate history and concluded that carbon dioxide causes more warming than humans previously estimated.

CO2 causes more warming

The impact of carbon dioxide has been an issue of life and death for not just billions of humans but for an entire planet.

One way scientists measured and compared the already present and ancient data is to look at how our climate has changed in the past.

The new assessment suggests more increase in the earth’s temperature, assuming the current state of CO2 emissions is constant.

“Today’s climate models estimate that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 levels would result in warming of between 1.5°C and 4.5°C.

But the results suggest a much bigger temperature rise: between 5°C and 8°C,” the popular science magazine, New Scientist, said.

Scientists further suggest that the current rate at which humanity pumps CO2 into the atmosphere has never been seen in the past 14 million years.

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