Saturday, February 03, 2007

UN study spurs call to fight warming - The Boston Globe

If you haven't done so already, explore resources such as the recommendations in An Inconvenient Truth and get involved...

The United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its most definitive, detailed, and sobering report in Paris, saying it is more than 90 percent certain that humans are the leading cause of the world's temperature rise in the last 50 years.

The panel projected that by the end of the century, global temperatures will rise 3.2 to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit and sea level will rise 7 to 23 inches and possibly more, depending on how much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are emitted from power plants, factories, and automobiles. For the first time, the panel also linked global warming to more powerful hurricanes that hit the Americas and projected that they would become even more intense.

Source: UN study spurs call to fight warming - The Boston Globe

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