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Studies Of Ancient Climates Suggest Earth Is Now On A Fast Track To Global Warming

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February 20, 2006
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Human activities are releasing greenhouse gases more than 30 times faster than the rate of emissions that triggered a period of extreme global warming in the Earth's past, according to an expert on ancient climates.

"The emissions that caused this past episode of global warming probably lasted 10,000 years. By burning fossil fuels, we are likely to emit the same amount over the next three centuries," said James Zachos, professor of Earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


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University of California - Santa Cruz. "Studies Of Ancient Climates Suggest Earth Is Now On A Fast Track To Global Warming." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060220102603.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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