NRC report emphasizes potential long-lasting effects of atmospheric CO2

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EarthNAS.jpg "Near-Term Emissions Choices Could Lock In Climate Changes For Centuries to Millennia

July 16, 2010 -- Choices made now about carbon dioxide emissions reductions will affect climate change impacts experienced not just over the next few decades but also in coming centuries and millennia, says a new report from the National Research Council. Because CO2 in the atmosphere is long lived, it can effectively lock the Earth and future generations into a range of impacts, some of which could become very severe."

 

 

 

Source:  What'sNew@nationalacademies.org


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