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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Report on Greenhouse Gases: September 27, 2013

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Report on Greenhouse Gases: September 27, 2013

Intergovernmental panel on climate change releases report on greenhouse gases: September 27, 2013

Every four or five years, the United Nations' climate change group releases a new report on the worsening state of the atmosphere and how climate change impacts our world. The report serves as a basis for international climate change and carbon emission negotiations. In 2013, the group increased the likelihood that humans are the key culprit behind climate change to “extremely likely.” Such a declaration, coupled with the scientific data showing rising sea levels, increasing global temperatures, and the extinction of animal and plant species, served as a call-to-action for a number of environment-oriented organizations and Western countries, while climate ...

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