Thursday, November 15, 2007

Greenhouse gases rising faster than UN forecasts: report (AFP)


Some days there's just more damn news out there than I can keep up with.

Folks, the world and its leaders have to start taking greenhouse gases and climate change much more seriously.
Greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than worst-case predictions by the United Nations' top climate change body, said a new Australian report issued Thursday.

The report by the independent Climate Institute found emissions were rising faster than forecast by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with possibly devastating effects.

"Greenhouse emissions are rising faster than the worst-case IPCC scenarios," it said.

The UN body may be "underestimating the risks of adverse impacts due to increased warming during this century," it said, meaning events previously considered relatively unlikely were now more likely.

Via Yahoo! News.

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