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False Hope in Scientific American
False Hope
Scientific American
Type of Work
Diagrams and Visualizations
Global warming continues unabated and remains an urgent issue. New calculations by Michael E. Mann indicate that if the world continues to burn fossil fuels at the current rate, the temperature will rise at least two degrees Celsius by 2036, crossing a threshold that will harm human civilization. This is a diagram using Mann's calculations showing historic temperatures and projected future scenarios.