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Global Warming at Halfway Point of Safety Limit, Research Shows

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LONDON—The world is now halfway towards the internationally-agreed safety limit of a maximum 2°C rise in global average temperatures, researchers say.

That limit seeks to prevent the global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels exceeding 2°C above the pre-industrial global temperature. The UN’s Paris climate summit later this year aims to ensure that it is not breached.

It appears that the human race has taken roughly 250 years to stoke global warming by 1°C. On present trends, we look likely to add the next 1°C far more quickly – across much of the world, many climate scientists believe, by the middle of this century.

The research is published in the journal New Scientist, which commissioned it. As so often with climate projections, it needs qualifying and teasing apart.

Some scientists, for example, warn that there’s uncertainty about just what the pre-industrial global temperature was. The New Scientist research is careful to be specific: it says global surface temperature is now passing 1°C of warming “relative to the second half of the 19th century.”

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/half_of_climate_safety_level_has_gone_20150802?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Truthdig+Truthdig%3A+Drilling+Beneath+the+Headlines

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LONDON—The world is now halfway towards the internationally-agreed safety limit of a maximum 2°C rise in global average temperatures, researchers say.

That limit seeks to prevent the global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels exceeding 2°C above the pre-industrial global temperature. The UN’s Paris climate summit later this year aims to ensure that it is not breached.

It appears that the human race has taken roughly 250 years to stoke global warming by 1°C. On present trends, we look likely to add the next 1°C far more quickly – across much of the world, many climate scientists believe, by the middle of this century.

The research is published in the journal New Scientist, which commissioned it. As so often with climate projections, it needs qualifying and teasing apart.

Some scientists, for example, warn that there’s uncertainty about just what the pre-industrial global temperature was. The New Scientist research is careful to be specific: it says global surface temperature is now passing 1°C of warming “relative to the second half of the 19th century.”

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/half_of_climate_safety_level_has_gone_20150802?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Truthdig+Truthdig%3A+Drilling+Beneath+the+Headlines

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Can they see Scotland from their London tower?

Scotland – “Hats, scarves and gloves – in July?”

The winter woollies alert comes as forecasters predict the country will be hit by unseasonably cold conditions, with the possibility of snow in some of the most scenic parts of the country.

http://iceagenow.info/2015/07/scotland-hats-scarves-and-gloves-in-july/

Abnormal summer snow in Iceland

http://iceagenow.info/2015/07/abnormal-summer-snow-in-iceland/

Freak cold wave hits Papua – Thousands go hungry

http://iceagenow.info/2015/07/freak-cold-wave-hits-papua-thousands-go-hungry/

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