Global warming coming faster and sooner

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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Climate change is happening faster than previously predicted according to a new World Wildlife Fund report.

    The WWF say climate change threat has worsened in the 15 months since the IPCC last reported.

    Bringing together some of the most recent scientific reports and data, "Climate change: faster, stronger, sooner" reveals that global warming is accelerating more rapidly than the predictions made in the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007.

    One of the most concerning aspects of recent data is evidence that, in some places, the Arctic Ocean is losing sea ice 30 years ahead of current IPCC predictions.

    Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 -- something which hasn't happened for over a million years.
    The report's author, geoscientist Dr Tina Tin told CNN: "Arctic sea ice is melting much faster than everybody had been expecting. Why? Well, maybe it's because the positive feedback mechanisms have kicked in much quicker than we have been able to quantify."

    Climate changing 'faster, stronger, sooner' - CNN.com
     
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    Will we all die if we don't vote socialist ?
     
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    The earth has been experiencing climatic changes for 4-5 billion years. The earth has been much warmer than it is now, and life continued. What do you think caused the earth to experience climatic cycles before man existed?
     
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    Intelligent response.
     
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    Yeah, that'd be it.
     
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    thank you
     
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    not enough carbon credits being sold is my guess.
     

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