Thursday, February 01, 2007

Global Warming Report Assert Human Role in Climate Change

For those still in doubt, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is apparently about to release a report that it is "very likely" (90 percent certain) that "humans are aggravating any natural warming by burning fossil fuels, which release carbon into the atmosphere and add to the greenhouse effect around Earth."

Anticipated findings from the report:

  • "Global temperatures could increase between 2.5 to 10.4 degrees by the year 2100 unless stronger efforts are made to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles, power plants and other industry."

  • Hurricanes and tropical storms that "strike the Americas are global warming-influenced."

  • Sea level rise may rise more than 23 inches by 2100.

    [UPDATE 2/2/07: The full report has been released [pdf].]



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