Friday, February 16, 2007

Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report, verifying that:
Human activities have increased greenhouse gases to their highest level in the atmosphere in 650,000 years, outweighing all other factors in causing global warming;
Global temperatures have risen to their warmest level in 500 to 1,000 years;
Climate change is causing more extreme weather events, such as severe storms and droughts; and
Climate change threatens ecosystems and human-well being.
The IPCC—a group of scientists convened by the United Nations—is the world's leading authority on climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

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