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Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

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11/23/2018 | The United States already warmed on average 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century and will warm at least 3 more degrees by 2100 unless fossil fuel use is dramatically curtailed, scientists from more than a dozen federal agencies concluded in their latest in-depth assessment.

The 13-agency consensus, authored by more than 300 researchers, found in the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment makes it clear the world is barreling toward catastrophic ― perhaps irreversible ― climate change. The report concluded that warming “could increase by 9°F (5°C) or more by the end of this century” without significant emissions reductions.

Alexander C. Kaufman is a climate, environment and business reporter at HuffPost, based in New York, and Chris D’Angelo is a reporter for HuffPost, based in Washington, D.C.

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