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Global Warming Likely to be Amplified by Slow Changes to Earth Systems

December 20, 2009

Christina Ravelo Researchers studying a period of high carbon dioxide levels and warmer climate several million years ago have concluded that slow changes, such as melting ice sheets, amplified the initial warming caused by greenhouse gases. Full Story

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