Climate Change

New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 25, 2009

Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world's leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program.