Coming to a Boil
Consensus is building that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. A new report from the United Nations IPCC provides opportunity for reflection upon the Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism. – Ed.
IPCC¹ Climate Change Report Expresses Extreme Confidence In Human Cause Of Global Warming
(Re-posted from the Huffington Post)
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an international scientific group said Friday (09/27/2013).
Calling man-made warming “extremely likely,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change used the strongest words yet on the issue as it adopted its assessment on the state of the climate system.
In its previous assessment, in 2007, the U.N.-sponsored panel said it was “very likely” that global warming was man-made.
¹The Intergovernmant Panel on Climate Change, sponsored by the United Nations, is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.