Temps go off the charts around 2047, researchers find

  • Article by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 2:42 AM

Study finds some cities will face new climates within a generation.

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kleindropperOct. 10, 13 6:38 AM

I predict in 2046 that aliens will attack the planet, so don't worry about it.

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peoplewatchrOct. 10, 13 6:38 AM

Here we go again! Two decades of cooling or no temp change and now in 35 years the world is going to become an oven. Must be a Kool-Aid stand setup nearby. Make sure to stop and get a Dixie cup so you can play along with this logic.

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PassOut76Oct. 10, 13 6:45 AM

Seriously? We were told the same thing would happen by this year. Over the past 15 years there has been an exponential rise in greenhouse gases yet there has been no increase in surface temps over the past 13 years. All of the scientific predictors failed to forecast current climate conditions. Every one of them failed. All kinds of excuses are made except faulty science. We need to listen to skeptics who are bringing forth very solid science that the climate is much more complex than first thought. The effect of greenhouse gases are miniscule. We need to expand our thinking and research.

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elind56Oct. 10, 13 6:52 AM

New study? Good grief. 15 years ago the soothsayers said the planet would be scorching hot by 2020. That obviously isn't coming to fruition so, what to do? Pick a new year and keep preaching of course. Not unlike the lunatics who march around with signs bearing the date the world will end and when that doesn't happen, they just arbitrarily change the date and keep marching.

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Jakein08Oct. 10, 13 6:52 AM

And the right wing deny's that climate change even exists. Acid in the coral reefs does not affect their denial. Mercury in our fish, right here in MN, oh well. Let's just keep burning coal and ridiculing green energy because Limbau and Fox news tell us what to think. Unbelievable!

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supervon2Oct. 10, 13 6:55 AM

Will Al Gore still be around then? There may be a God after all.

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davehougOct. 10, 13 7:05 AM

ANY new information is better served by directly addressing the concerns of skeptics rather than calling skeptics dumb and trashing careers. Also this article did a fine job stating the 5 year window of uncertainty. When projections are stated without a range. Normal variations are taken as 'proof positive' the projections are wrong.

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davehougOct. 10, 13 7:07 AM

In addition to models, I would like to see an experiment where an infra-red (heat) light is shined thru a long tube of compressed air. Bump up the % of CO2 and SHOW the heating of the air / reduced emissions from the far end.

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berrymomOct. 10, 13 7:15 AM

Maybe some blogs say there hasn't been an average global temperature rise, but science says otherwise. Understand even a fraction of a degree rise annually will have a serious impact over the course of 30 years. I assume those mocking these findings are scientists themselves whose own research prove otherwise. Wise skeptics say "I don't personally believe it, but in case I'm wrong, if we can do something to avert this, let's do it." Even if the truth is somewhere in the middle, we need to act.

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brianstrOct. 10, 13 7:18 AM

Sooo many scientists in the Star Tribune comments section. Who woulda thunk it!

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