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Climate Change Experiment results

Climatechange_hp A quarter of a million people took part in the BBC's Climate Change Experiment, alongside expert scientists. Each person downloaded a computer model that used spare processing power to predict future climate.

Scientists at Oxford University received and compiled the data to create the most comprehensive prediction yet for the Earth’s climate up to 2080. The results show that we should expect a 4°C rise in temperature by 2080 according to the most likely results of the experiment.

The results confirmed that heatwaves are on the rise and, by 2080, summer temperatures of 40°C will be common. Winters will also be warmer and wetter and storms will be more frequent and more severe. Sobering news after this week's severe weather.

Read all about it at the BBC Climate Change Experiment site and watch Sir David Attenborough discuss the findings on BBC 1, Sunday 21 Jan, at 8pm (24 Jan in Scotland) in the programme Climate Change - Britain Under Threat.

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January 20, 2007 in Arts & information, Green News, Planet saving | Permalink

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