Australia Is Heating Up Faster Than The Rest Of The World

Posted by Mike Confino, January 29, 2015

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Researchers predict Australia will warm up faster than any other country in the world.

In a report released January 27 from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and the Bureau of Meteorology, the agencies calculate that the country will warm up to 9.18 degrees Fahrenheit (5.1 degrees Celsius) by 2090 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high.

“Australia will warm faster than the rest of the world,” Kevin Hennessy, a principal research scientists at CSIRO told the Guardian. The Environmental Protection Agency says the average global temperatures are expected to increase by 2 to 11.5 F (1.1 to 6.4 C) by 2100, placing Australia at the warmer end of the spectrum, and way above the United Nation’s goal to keep temperatures from rising more than 3.6 F (2 C).

via Australia Is Heating Up Faster Than The Rest Of The World | Popular Science.

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