The “roulette wheels” created by MIT researchers to show the range of probability of potential global temperature change over the next 100 years
Standing with the group's climate change "roulette wheel" are, from left, Mort Webster, Adam Schlosser, Ronald Prinn and Sergey Paltsev
Research carried out by the MIT's Center for Global Change Science has predicted that global warming will be roughly double previous estimates – and could be even worse than that. While a major 2003 study indicated a median projected increase in earth surface warming of 2.4 degrees Celsius, the new study, which takes into account possible changes in human activities, points to a median probability of surface warming of 5.2 degrees Celsius by 2100 unless drastic action is taken.
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