UN Issues Stark Climate Change Warning

UCTP Taino News - Approximately 20 to 30 percent of plant and animal species are at risk of extinction if the global average temperature increases by another 2.2 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a major consensus report released Friday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a United Nations body charged with assessing the scientific record on global warming. The UN panel concluded "with high confidence" that human-caused warming over the last three decades has had a discernible influence on many physical and biological systems. This report comes on the heels of an historic Supreme Court opinion authorizing the EPA to fight global warming.

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