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Graph of carbon pollution ending post-Ice Age climate stability
The latest and last report on climate change due by the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has been leaked by reuters and it verifies what is now visibly apparent around the globe; the impacts of climate change are speeding up and becoming the new normal.

Joe Romm at Think Progress/climate reports on the leak of the new IPCC report due next month. Drafts seen by Reuters of the study by the UN panel of experts, due to be published next month, say it is at least 95 percent likely that human activities – chiefly the burning of fossil fuels – are the main cause of warming since the 1950s.

On our current emissions path, the main question the ECS answers is whether 9°F warming happens closer to 2080, 2100, or 2120 — hardly a cause for any celebration. Quite the reverse. Warming beyond 7F is “incompatible with organized global community, is likely to be beyond ‘adaptation’, is devastating to the majority of ecosystems & has a high probability of not being stable (i.e. 4°C [7F] would be an interim temperature on the way to a much higher equilibrium level,” as climate expert Kevin Anderson explains here.
Experts say that the big advance in the report, due for a final edit by governments and scientists in Stockholm from Sept. 23-26, is simply greater confidence about the science of global warming.

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Originally posted to beach babe in fl on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 04:26 PM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS and Climate Hawks.

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