A report compiled by over 800 UN scientists that used 9,000 scientific studies, global warming it’s not as bad as we thought, but is still a disaster.
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According to the report world temperatures have barely risen in past 15 years, despite more greenhouse gases being pumped into atmosphere and carbon dioxide isn’t as damaging as was claimed.
Scientists warned that our planet is set for more heatwaves and rising sea levels that could swamp coasts, as greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere.
The also said that global warming is likely to be more gradual than they previously thought.
Here is the IPCC Summary For Policymakers (PDF).
The IPPC reported revealed that it is ‘extremely likely’ that human activity is the dominant cause for global warming. It claims a rise in temperature in the Northern Hemisphere (right) will cause snow cover to decrease by 25 per cent by the end of the 21st century.
The high latitudes and the equatorial Pacific Ocean are likely to experience an increase in annual mean precipitation by the end of this century (right). In many mid-latitude and subtropical dry regions, mean precipitation will likely decrease from the 1986-2005 period (left)
Dr Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, said:
“The IPCC has taken a huge gamble. Unless global temperatures begin to rise in the next few years, the IPCC is very likely going to suffer an existential blow to its credibility.”