Report Details Potential Damaging Effects Of Climate Change

News outlets discuss a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change detailing the potentially devastating consequences of global warming.

Agence France-Presse: Weather extremes ‘consistent’ with man-made climate change: U.N.
“The Philippines’ devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the U.N.’s weather agency said Monday…” (Fowler, 3/24).

Associated Press: Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people
“If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you’re mistaken. That’s the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming…” (Borenstein, 3/23).

The Guardian: Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change
“People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the U.N. states…” (McKie, 3/22).

Reuters: Climate change to disrupt food supplies, brake growth: U.N. draft
“Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act…” (Doyle, 3/23).

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