31 Mar '14, 3pm

IPCC issues stark report on present and future climate impacts

31 Mar 2014: IPCC Issues Stark Report On Present and Future Climate Impacts Rapidly rising levels of greenhouse gases are already having a major impact on the earth’s natural systems and the problem is likely to grow significantly worse unless these emissions are brought under control, according to a new report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report , released in Yokohama, Japan, said that steadily rising temperatures are melting polar ice caps, sharply diminishing Arctic sea ice, intensifying heat waves and heavy rains, causing the death of coral reefs, and placing water and food supplies under stress. The report on climate impacts, drafted by several hundred of the world’s leading climate scientists, emphasized that the world’s food supply is at considerable risk. Already, the report said, heat waves and water stress are affecting the ou...

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