So the scientists, and the rest of us too, walk a fine line between hope and despair, with occasional bursts of silent rage. But that is the human condition.
Nature, one of the world’s most respected scientific journals, did an anonymous survey of the 233 climate scientists who wrote the massive ‘Sixth Assessment Report’, which provided the science to which this conference is responding. Sixty per cent of them said that they expect the world to warm by at least 3°C by the end of the century.
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