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View Diary: Shocking World Bank Climate Report 'A 4 degree C World Can And Must Be Avoided' (98 comments)

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  •  Re: carbon in the thermosphere, here's an (0+ / 0-)

    article from the BBC touching on the problem:

    The potential of the huge quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped out by human activities to warm the Earth's surface is a well understood concept.

    But hundreds of kilometres above Earth, where satellites circle and survey the planet, the gas is having the opposite effect.

    Scientists at Southampton University, UK, have discovered that cooling caused by increased CO2 in the thermosphere is lowering atmospheric density, which could prolong the time a satellite stays in orbit.

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