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Climate change: 5th IPCC Report 2013

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The world has about 30 years left before temperatures rise to risky levels if it continues to burn fossil fuels at the present rate, scientists warned in a landmark climate report on Friday.

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity such as burning fuels like coal and gas were responsible for the majority of the “unequivocal” global warming that occurred over the past 60 years, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found… MORE

With the previous entry  Pilita Clark opened her review of the new climate report on Sep. 27, 2013 for the Financial Times: Key points in IPCC climate change report.

The landmark IPCC report is out. Here’s the punchline: “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”

With the above entry, Jason Samenow opened his Washington Post’s analysis of the new IPCC report published early in the morning on September  27, 2013 by the UN. He added:

Confidence in man’s role in climate warming has increased incrementally since IPCC conducted its first assessment in 1990 – that is important to appreciate.

Evolution of IPCC’s assessment of the human role in climate change (IPCC via Weather Underground)

But, according to  Samenow, there is much more to understand about this report, and what it means.  Here are five prevailing themes and intelligent voices speaking to them, drawn from an array of press coverage:

  1. Man’s role in global warming is rock solid
  2. Report is extremely authoritative
  3. Warming has slowed in the last 15 years, but not stopped
  4. There has been no pause in ocean warming
  5. The warming poses real risks

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Summary for Policymakers PDF

Adversidad creciente

Cambio climático, alimentos y la lucha contra el hambre

– See more at: http://www.oxfam.org/es/crece/policy/adversidad-creciente#sthash.3ICGh7t3.dpuf

Adversidad creciente. Cambio climático, alimentos y la lucha contra el hambre – See more at: http://www.oxfam.org/es/crece/pressroom/reactions/reactivo-de-oxfam-al-informe-2013-IPCC#sthash.txbZvyDV.dpuf
Adversidad creciente. Cambio climático, alimentos y la lucha contra el hambre – See more at: http://www.oxfam.org/es/crece/pressroom/reactions/reactivo-de-oxfam-al-informe-2013-IPCC#sthash.txbZvyDV.dpuf

 Adversidad creciente. Cambio climático, alimentos y la lucha contra el hambre PDF (Informe completo en español, vía OXFAM)

Americans are less worried about climate change than almost anyone else. By Max Fisher. The W. Post

Panel Warns of Risks to Food Supply From Climate Change (The New York Times)

Explore the explorer using animated plots for the period 1960-2011 http://buff.ly/1hG4hjb 

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