Cross-posted from THE ENVIRONMENTALIST
Note: This report, a portion which is copied (text only) below, has important embedded links here.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will issue a report this weekend that warns of “abrupt and irreversible” impacts unless world leaders address climate change this year.
In its strongest statement to date, the panel warns of a potential temperature rise up to 6.4C, sea level rise up to 43cm, Arctic summer ice to disappear within the second half of this century, and an increase to the increase we’re already seeing in heat waves and tropical storm intensity.
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The report condenses information from the three major reports produced by the IPCC:
Working Group I: Physical Science Basis
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Working Group II: Mitigation of Climate Change
The Synthesis Report will be introduced by U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in a statement to the 450 delegates of the 27th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Session is being held this week in Valencia, Spain, a region which is currently experiencing a loss of available water due to its diminishing reservoir (see: 43 percent of the United States).
The report (with links) continues here.