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Earth Heating Up Even Faster Than Thought

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One of the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement is a limit to how much temperatures rise. 

The agreement aims to keep the increase under 1.5 degrees Celsius.  But that figure will likely be exceeded. 

In fact, a new study shows there's more than a 90% chance that the Earth will warm by more than 2 degrees during this century. 

Adrian Raftery at the University of Washington is the lead author.  He grabs a phone to fill in the details.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.