Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | December 10, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says climate is probably more sensitive to carbon dixoide levels than previously thought according to new report, which is bad news for fossil fuel proponents.

The Earth’s climate may be 30–50 percent more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide in the long term than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience.   

That finding is not good news for proponents of fossil fuel or coal fired utility plants in the Commonwealth, but it will give their consultants and highly paid “spin experts” plenty of work to do in the next year. 

 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol and including the U.S. Geological Survey, studied global temperatures 3.3 to 3 million years ago, finding that the averages were significantly higher than expected from the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the time. 

To read the article, visit http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo706.html.

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