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“previous estimates of overall global warming have been too low”

SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN UNDERESTIMATING THE PACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: These recent updates, suggesting that climate change and its impacts are emerging faster than scientists previously thought, are consistent with observations that we and other colleagues have made identifying a pattern in assessments of climate research of underestimation of certain key climate indicators, and therefore underestimation of the threat of climate disruption. First, climate skeptics and deniers have often accused scientists of exaggerating the threat of climate change, but the evidence shows that not only have they not exaggerated, they have underestimated. Read More: blogs.scientificamerican.com