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Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning fossil fuels would cool the globe by reducing the amount of solar energy absorbed by snow.

(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of
(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of
(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning
(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning
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02 Jul 2008, 17:06
A. unclear that increases in atmospheric CO2 is the result
B. hold
C. CO2 is a result not an ongoing action in this context.
D. singular CO2 does not agree with increase
E. same error as A.

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02 Jul 2008, 17:22
I am oscillating between A and B. Something that happened in the past would result in something in the future. Thus increased is correct. But I feel both A and B sound correct, but from experience most of the times 'as a result of' is wrong....so is it B?
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