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World temps maintain the heat of global warming

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Chinese motorists make their way along a smog filled road in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The amount of global warming gases sent into the atmosphere made an unprecedented jump in 2010, according to the US Department of Energy's latest world data on carbon dioxide emissions, with China alone was the biggest polluter with a spike of 212 million metric tons in 2010 over 2009.

AP reports:

Record high concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are fast approaching levels consistent with another 3.3 F (2.4 C) rise in average global surface temperatures, "which scientists believe could trigger far-reaching and irreversible changes in our Earth, biosphere and oceans,"

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