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UN Scientists: Climate Change Evidence Unequivocal

Scientists for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, say the group’s latest findings on global warming show rapidly increasing carbon dioxide emissions and quickly shrinking Arctic ice. To compound matters, a separate study released on Wednesday finds that the melting of polar ice is more severe than previously thought.

The Chairman of the IPCC, RK Pachauri, said 11 of the last 12 years were among the warmest for global surface temperature in recorded history. Pachauri testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the IPCC’s latest findings on global warming.

He said climate change will impact some parts of the world more severely than others.

“In Africa, for instance, by 2020 our projections show that 75 to 250 million people would be affected by water stress on account of climate change, and crop revenues could drop very rapidly,” said R.K. Pachauri. “We are really causing major distortions and disparities in economic development and growth throughout the world.”

Voice of America



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