Sunday, April 08, 2007

Scientific report warns of Louisiana's vulnerability to global warming

NEW ORLEANS – Today, April 6, 2007, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released it’s second of four summaries comprising the Fourth Assessment Report, which describes the current consensus of the world’s scientific community on climate impacts due to global warming. The Working Group II Summary for Policymakers, released six years after the prior assessment by the IPCC, evaluates “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”. It offers a crucial analysis of how global warming may affect the natural and human systems in each region and how they may or may not be able to cope with the consequences.

Read more in this PDF (99KB) document of the press release.

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