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Population Trends: Another Influence on Climate Change
October 11, 2010
Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to a new study in PNAS, out next week.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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