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Emission Reduction Assumptions for Carbon Dioxide Overly Optimistic, Study Says
April 2, 2008
Reducing global emissions of carbon dioxide over the coming century will be more challenging than society has been led to believe, according to a commentary in the journal Nature by a team of scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado and McGill University.
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