Climate Scientists See Daunting Future in Poll

Deputy News Editor

The Guardian today releases a poll it sent to all 1756 participants of a recent climate change conference in Copenhagen, and the sobering headline result is “Almost nine out of 10 climate scientists do not believe political efforts to restrict global warming to 2C will succeed. … An average rise of 4-5C by the end of this century is more likely, they say, given soaring carbon emissions and political constraints.” 261 participants responded to the poll. (More details here.)

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