Effects of the Doubling of Carbon Dioxide
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Doubling of Carbon Dioxide projected by end of century, causing approximately a 5° F increase in average temperature (most rapid change in over 10,000 years). 1.5 foot maximum sea level rise. More storms and fiercer ones as illustrated by Atlantic hurricanes in 2005 with 10° hotter Caribbean sea temperatures and Loss of coral reefs. Increase in tropical diseases since no winter coolness to kill insects. Hot areas expect greater evaporation from hotter winds causing drought.

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