Climate Change, Environment, GLOBAL:
Mankind Approaching ‘Carbon Cliff’, Report Warns

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UXBRIDGE, Canada - A new international business report warns fossil fuel use is pushing humanity towards a catastrophic overheating of the planet, with temperature increases of four or even six degrees Celsius.
 
A four-degree increase means hotter temperatures than anytime in the last 30 million years, a one to two metre sea level rise by 2100 and drought that would decimate Africa and other tropical areas.

The Price Waterhouse Coopers International Limited (PwC) Low Carbon Economy Index analysis is indicative of the challenges negotiators will face at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Doha.

According to PwC's Jonathan Grant, emissions need to go down by 5.1 percent per year until 2050 if the world is to meet the its goal of limiting the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius. (END//2012)

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