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Projections Are Consistent In Showing An Increasing Temperature Trend

Submitted by Anna Taylor 2nd October 2009 22:25

Temperatures and precipitation projections until 2100 under A2 and B1 emissions scenarios from 3 climate models, showing a marked increase in temperature for all scenarios shown. Precipitation futures are much more uncertain.

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