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Scientists gather in Berlin to debate policy implications of climate change

Government envoys and scientists gathered under the UN banner in Berlin Monday to hammer out a list of options for curbing carbon emissions driving dangerous climate change. Fresh from issuing its starkest-ever warning about the impacts of global warming on Earth’s weather system, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…

Sorry, conservatives: The global warming ‘pause’ doesn’t mean what you think it means

Does the global warming ‘pause’ mean what you think it means? (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 18 October 2013 by dana1981 In their study of media coverage of the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Media Matters for America found that nearly half of print media stories discussed…

Does global warming ‘pause’ mean what you think it means?

In their study of media coverage of the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Media Matters for America found that nearly half of print media stories discussed that the warming of global…  …

Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown

The message from the IPCC report is familiar and shattering: it’s as bad as we thought it was Already, a thousand blogs and columns insist the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report is a rabid concoction of scare stories whose purpose is to destroy the global economy. But it…

Temperatures will rise by up to 8.6 degrees this century, UN panel says

A UN panel said Friday it was more certain than ever that humans were causing global warming and predicted temperatures would rise by 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5-8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) this century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also projected sea levels would rise by between 26 and…

The 5 stages of climate denial are on display ahead of the IPCC report

The 5 stages of climate denial are on display ahead of the IPCC report (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 16 September 2013 by dana1981 The fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is due out on September 27th, and is expected to reaffirm with growing confidence that humans are…

Leaked IPCC report reveals human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change

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…

Malaysian biologist named head of U.N. biodiversity panel

A prominent Malaysian biologist on Saturday was named first chief of a UN scientific panel which aims to turn the world’s spotlight on species loss, as a Nobel-winning counterpart has done for climate change. In their first plenary meeting, members of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, or…

Climate change to drive weather disasters: UN experts

PARIS — Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said man-made…

Intergovernmental report: Extreme climate events becoming more frequent, costly

Intense, months-long heat waves, fierce flooding and an ever-increasing human and economic toll from natural disasters are all things governments around the world should begin anticipating, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced on Friday. In a draft report, the scientific body warned that climate extremes are more likely…

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