# Climate change Recent studies indicate that the average  surface temperature of the earth has been rising steadily.  Some scientists have modeled the temperature by the linear  function T − 0.02t 1 8.50, where T is temperature in °C  and t represents years since 1900.(a) What do the slope and T-intercept represent?(b) Use the equation to predict the average global surface  temperature in 2100.

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Climate change Recent studies indicate that the average  surface temperature of the earth has been rising steadily.  Some scientists have modeled the temperature by the linear  function T − 0.02t 1 8.50, where T is temperature in °C  and t represents years since 1900.
(a) What do the slope and T-intercept represent?
(b) Use the equation to predict the average global surface  temperature in 2100.