[NetBehaviour] Study Finds World Warmth Edging Ancient Levels

marc.garrett at furtherfield.org marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Sep 27 12:45:20 CEST 2006

NASA Study Finds World Warmth Edging Ancient Levels

Sep. 25, 2006

A new study by NASA scientists finds that the world's temperature is
reaching a level that has not been seen in thousands of years.

The study, led by James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space
Studies, N.Y., along with scientists from other organizations concludes
that, because of a rapid warming trend over the past 30 years, the Earth is
now reaching and passing through the warmest levels in the current
interglacial period, which has lasted nearly 12,000 years. An "interglacial
period" is a time in the Earth's history when the area of Earth covered by
glaciers was similar or smaller than at the present time. Recent warming is
forcing species of plants and animals to move toward the north and south


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