Monday, September 30, 2013

Climate: "an alarm signal to the world" ... -

Climate: an alarm signal to the world ...

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( – The expert report on global warming sounds like a new warning … In the first part of this report to Stockholm, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), believes that the global temperature is expected to grow between 1 degree and 4 degrees by the end of the century , which will cause major economic and ecological changes for humanity.

temperature rise accelerated by human activity

Between 1901 and 2012, the mercury is already mounted on average 0.9 degrees, the researchers said. According to the daily newspaper, which published excerpts of the draft report, experts are now 95% certain that the temperature rise is accelerated by human activities, which are responsible for more than half of the rise in temperatures. A glimmer of hope, however: from 10 to 15 years, there has been a slowdown of rising temperatures, but it still does not call into question the long-term trend …

As the oceans, the most optimistic forecasts indicate an increase in the level of 40 centimeters (26 to 45) during this century. The darkest scenario shows an increase of 62 centimeters (45 to 81). From 1901 to 2012, the sea level was already high by 19 cm.

action plan against global warming

new IPCC report should serve as a basis for world governments, who have planned to develop a comprehensive action plan against global warming by 2015. Yesterday in New York, the official UN climate Christiana Figueres believed that the IPCC report would be a “wake up call for the world.” She added that the commitments made so far to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (responsible for global warming) are insufficient to achieve the goal of two degrees higher than at the beginning of the industrial era. ..

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