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UN: No One on Planet Will Avoid Climate Woes

'Pervasive' impacts include hit to food security

(Newser) - There was no mincing of words in what is the second of three reports on climate change to come from a UN group: Climate change is going to have "severe, pervasive, and irreversible" effects on the world in the decades to come, reads the report from the Intergovernmental Panel...

Planet Has Used Up Half Its 'Carbon Budget': UN Panel

Climate-change panel says we're on track to hit limit around 2040

(Newser) - The UN's climate change panel for the first time charted the upper limit of acceptable global carbon emissions today—and we're already halfway to it. Based on an internationally agreed upon goal of keeping temperatures within 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit of their pre-industrial levels, humanity can only allow...

Scientists Now 95% Sure Climate Change Is Our Fault

And say sea could rise 3 feet by end of century, according to leaked IPCC report

(Newser) - OK, we did it. A new UN report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found "it is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010." That "extremely likely" is...

UN Scientist: Blame Extreme Weather on Climate Change

Dire warnings heard at first congressional hearing in two years

(Newser) - Get used to droughts, hurricanes, heat waves, and wildfires, scientists warned Congress today, because the extreme weather is a result of global warming. The comments were made to the Senate's environmental committee during the first hearing on the subject in more than two years, reports the Guardian . "There...

Oops! Himalayan Glaciers May Not Be Melting So Fast

UN warning that they'll be gone by 2035 turns out to be bogus

(Newser) - Another alarming prediction about the pace of global warming—that the Himalayan glaciers will "very likely" have vanished by 2035—appears to be questionable at best. Turns out the warning 2 years ago from the UN's climate agency, the IPCC, was based on an 8-year-old story in a popular...

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