Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Us For Centuries

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CC Image from Flicker

By: Tracy K.

According to a Princeton University-led research, even if we all suddenly stopped producing carbon dioxide emissions, the gas already in our atmosphere could continue heating up the planet for hundreds of years. The researchers simulated Earth if all emissions stopped and found that after twenty years 40% of the emissions had been absorbed by oceans and landmasses. After 1,000 years, 80% of the emissions had been absorbed. The simulation showed a temperature increase of .37 degrees Celsius. While it sounds insignificant, small temperature increase could interfere with the climate system on Earth. (Read more…)

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