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It could be time to mute the cli­mate alarms. Things are not get­ting as hot as cer­tain global warm­ing en­thu­si­asts pre­dict.

“Com­puter mod­el­ing used a decade ago to pre­dict how quickly global av­er­age tem­per­a­tures would rise may have fore­cast too much warm­ing, a study has found,” re­ports The In­de­pen­dent.

“The Earth warmed more slowly than the mod­els fore­cast, mean­ing the planet has a slightly bet­ter chance of meet­ing the goals set out in the Paris cli­mate agree­ment, in­clud­ing lim­it­ing global warm­ing to 1.5 de­grees Centi­grade above pre-in­dus­trial lev­els,” the Bri­tish news or­ga­ni­za­tion said. “Scientists said pre­vi­ous mod­els may have been ‘on the hot side’. The find­ings in­di­cate the dan­ger may not be as acute as was pre­vi­ously thought.”

The study was pub­lished Tues­day by a team of 10 en­vi­ron­men­tal and at­mo­spheric scientists hail­ing from uni­ver­si­ties in Bri­tain, Nor­way, Aus­tria, Switzer­land, New Zealand and Canada. The re­search ap­pears in Na­ture, an aca­demic pub­li­ca­tion.

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