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Subject:  Global Climate Worsening Is Accelerating Date:  1/2/2006  11:45 AM
Author:  LifeForceDance Number:  134997 of 176632


...studies released in December show that the impacts of climate change are coming faster than predicted. This suggests that the worst case disaster scenarios may be the most likely unless there is concerted global action to reduce emissions...Satellite photos taken this year revealed that there was 20 percent less Arctic sea ice compared to the first pictures taken in 1978...The loss of ice is not too surprising given the four degrees C rise in average winter temperatures in the Arctic. However, the extent and speed with which the Arctic ice is melting is unprecedented.


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