Worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate

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Published on: December 9, 2017

The Independent / Josh Gabbatiss / 06 December 2017

Current predictions of climate change may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study.

Reappraisal of the models climate scientists use to determine future warming has revealed that less optimistic estimates are more realistic.

The results suggest that the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to keep global average temperatures from rising by 2C, may be overly ambitious.