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In Ancient Fossils, Seeds of a New Debate on Warming November 8, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, News, Science & Technology.
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In Ancient Fossils, Seeds of a New Debate on Warming – New York Times
The Phanerozoic dispute, fought mainly in scholarly journals and scientific meetings, has occurred in isolation from the public debate on global warming. Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth” makes no mention of it. Highlighting the gap, the two sides clash on how much the Earth would warm today if carbon dioxide concentrations double from preindustrial levels, as scientists expect. Many climatologists see an increase of as much as 8 degrees Fahrenheit. The skeptics, drawing on Phanerozoic data, tend to see far less, perhaps 2 or 3 degrees.

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