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Global Warming 13-Science Panel Says Global Warming is Unequivocal

Updated on February 03, 2007

Polar bears on chunks of glacial ice in the Bering Sea in 2004. Much higher temperatures are forecast for the Arctic, climate scientists say.

Climate Scientists Report that Global Warminig is "Unequivocal"

In a grim and powerful assessment of the future of the planet, the leading international network of climate scientists has concluded for the first time that global warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is the main driver, "very likely" causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950.

They said the world was in for centuries of climbing temperatures, rising seas and shifting weather patterns--unavoidable results of the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

But their report, released in Paris on Friday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said warming and its harmful consequences could be substantially blunted by prompt action.

Here's a link to an article by Elizabeth Rosenthal and Andrew C. Revkin in the NYTimes of Feb 3, 2007.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/03/science/earth/03climate.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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