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January 20, 2011

Warming Melting Faster Than Colding

EurekAlert withdraws climate change paper - CTV News

A study warning that the planet would warm by 2.4C by 2020, creating deadly consequences for the global food supply, is being debunked as false and impossible.

The study came from a little-known, non-profit group based in Argentina, called the Universal Ecological Fund. An embargoed copy of the study appeared on Eurekalert!, a news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that's followed by many journalists....

The correction came after The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. published a reaction piece to the study. The paper said it had interviewed climate scientists who told them that rapid global warming at the rates projected by the study was impossible.

"2.4 C by 2020 (which is 1.4C in the next 10 years – something like six to seven times the projected rate of warming) has no basis in fact," NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt told the newspaper in an email.

Posted by Vanderleun at January 20, 2011 11:11 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That "study" appeared on LiveScience.com, where I immediately subjected it to ridicule in the comments.

No one else got to post, because the article was gone by the next day.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 20, 2011 2:36 PM

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