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World Now Heading for 11 Degree Temperature Rise A place hot enough to "spell catastrophe for all of us."

World Now Heading for 11 Degree Temperature Rise A place hot enough to "spell catastrophe for all of us."

Hope everyone likes their planet warm and unpredictable, because that's what we're on track to get: An 11 degree Fahrenheit global temperature increase by 2100. The finding comes from the typically conservative International Energy Agency, which revealed a new analysis of global energy consumption at this year's COP17 climate talks in Durban . If we continue consuming energy in the same fossil fuels-heavy manner, it notes, the world will become a hot, more unpleasant, and potentially hazardous place. A place hot enough to "spell catastrophe for all of us." Those are the words of the IEA's chief economist, Fatih Birol, who addressed world leaders and climate negotiators yesterday. The Washington Post has more: "...heat-trapping emissions from the world’s energy infrastructure will lead to a 2-degree Celsius increase in the Earth’s temperature that, as more capacity is added...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/world-track-11-d...

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