Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hot: IPCC report leaked

It's time to return to my original take on this month's Hot theme, climate change stories.  Here's the lead story from last Saturday's Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (IPCC report leaked) on Daily Kos.  Agence France Presse via PhysOrg has the story.

Human activity is 'almost certainly' driving climate change, IPCC leaked report says
Aug 21, 2013
Human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change and global sea levels could rise by several feet by the end of the century, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report leaked to media.

The draft summary of the report all but dismissed recent claims of a slowdown in the pace of warming, which has seized upon by climate-change sceptics.

"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," The New York Times on Tuesday quoted a section of the leaked report as saying.
That's the first of at least six stories about climate from the past two weeks of ONDs.  Stay tuned and keep cool.

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