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SOURCE: Voice of America

DATE: March 23, 2016

AUTHOR: George Putic

SNIP: The latest findings by a group of prominent scientists say our planet has not seen its surface warm up so much, in such a short period, during the past 66 million years and the impact will come much quicker and with much worse consequences than previously thought.

In a new 52-page report, published Tuesday in the scientific journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19 scientists [including James Hansen] say we are releasing CO2 in the atmosphere much faster than 55 million years ago, and that even two degrees Celsius rise of the average temperature will have catastrophic effects on the planet’s climate.

See also: Climate guru James Hansen warns of much worse than expected sea level rise