Rocky Mountain Climate Organization Newsletter

Have we reached a “tipping point”.

A global temperature increase of 2° Celsius – 3.6°F to us Americans – beyond the pre-industrial average climate has been suggested as a possible threshold of dangerous climate disruption. The U.S. government’s 2009 national assessment report on climate change, for example, concluded that a variety of research indicates that this level of temperature change “would lead to severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts.” But now scientists at the international climate talks in Cancun are predicting temperature rises of 3°C or 4°C as early as the 2060s (


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