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IPCC ‘conservative’ on sea level rise | IRIN Global

The international scientific community’s new assessment of the estimated sea level rise caused by global warming is a significant development, but experts say the projections for higher sea levels in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) assessment report (AR5) are still on the low side. The projections are of immediate concern to low-lying countries and small island states. The new ...

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Climate Scientists Lament a Nation Stuck on the Wrong Debate — It’s not ‘whether’ but ‘when’ | TruthOut.org

By Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News | Report The global warming debate in Congress, the states and on the campaign trail centers on two issues: Is Earth warming, and if so are humans to blame? But ask most climate scientists, and they’ll tell you that these are the only questions not in dispute. Climate change is a matter of how ...

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US wildfires are what global warming really looks like, scientists warn | guardian.co.uk

Scorching heat, high winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling catastrophic wildfires in the US west that offer a preview of the kind of disasters that human-caused climate change could bring, a trio of scientists said on Thursday. “What we’re seeing is a window into what global warming really looks like,” said Princeton University’s Michael Oppenheimer, a lead author for the ...

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