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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Leaked Annex I document means 550 ppm and 3 degrees of temperature rise: Copenhagen, December 17, 2009

Kevin Grandia, desmogblog, December 17, 2009

Cross your fingers that this latest revelation is another Yes Men hoax.

A draft copy of a confidential memo to the UNFCCC Secretariat has surfaced here at the Copenhagen climate talks that has some pretty disturbing analysis. The memo dated December 15, concludes that at this point in the climate talks:

"Unless the remaining gap of around 1.9 to 4.2 Gt is closed and Parties commit themselves to strong action prior and after 2020, global emissions will remain on an unsustainable pathway that could lead to concentrations equal or above 550ppm with the related temperature raise around 3 degrees Celsius."  [Kevin's emphasis]

Here's a screenshot,you can download the 4MB PDF version here: leaked UNFCCC secretariat document.
Kevin Grandia, Managing Editor,
Link to pdf of leaked document:

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