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Global climate is warming rapidly, US draft report warns

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 09 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3824
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

The global climate is warming rapidly and will continue to do so even if “greenhouse” gas emissions are reduced substantially, US climate experts conclude in a draft report leaked to the New York Times.1

“Recent data adds to the weight of the evidence for rapid global-scale warming, the dominance of human causes, and the expected continuation of increasing temperatures, including more record-setting extremes,” the report says.

The National Academy of Sciences had signed off on the report, which is mandated by Congress to be prepared every four years, but the draft had not yet been …

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