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SOURCE: Shell Oil

DATE: 1991

SNIP: “Our energy consuming way of life may be causing climatic changes with adverse consequences for us all.

These models contain many uncertainties but they forecast that by 2050, global mean temperature could have increased by a degree and a half, possibly nearer four. This may not sound like much, but what the computer modelers are looking at is the possibility of change at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation“.