Global warming: the final verdict


 Global warming: the final verdict


Global warming is destined to have a far more destructive and earlier impact than previously estimated, the most authoritative report yet produced on climate change will warn next week.

A draft copy of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by The Observer, shows the frequency of devastating storms – like the ones that battered Britain last week – will increase dramatically. Sea levels will rise over the century by around half a metre; snow will disappear from all but the highest mountains; deserts will spread; oceans become acidic, leading to the destruction of coral reefs and atolls; and deadly heatwaves will become more prevalent.

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  1. #1 by sarah on January 23, 2007 - 10:48 pm

    read the report. Do you really think that this world will wake up and do something???

    I have my doubts.

  2. #2 by Leighton Tebay on January 25, 2007 - 6:52 am

    Sarah:

    I don’t know, but I do know it is my responsibility to do whatever I can. As stewards of this earth we are responsible for it. If we continue to trash it it becomes a moral issue spiritually and socially. We may not be able to avoid the negative effects of climate change, but every step we take now will lessen the impact in the years to come.

  3. #3 by Pete Aldin on January 30, 2007 - 10:23 pm

    Here in Australia it’s starting to work simply because we are reaping what the whole world (including us) has sown – bad!

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