Climate change impacts are happening; the window of opportunity to act is closing -- report
Take a map of the globe and put a finger on any piece of land, and chances are that it is already being affected by climate change. Heat waves, flooding and lowered crop yields in recent years are examples of a climate that has already changed with worsening effects to be felt in years to come, said a U.N. panel in a new report.
IPCC sees signs of 'cautious optimism' against dire climate warnings
Amid bleak warnings that climate change has already taken a toll on crop yields, depleted fish catches and triggered deadly floods and heat waves, a sweeping U.N. report today offers a glimmer of hope that nations will take the necessary steps to protect people in a warming world.
IPCC chief warns of 'climate refugees,' but report does not
Rising global temperatures will "certainly" lead to conflict and large numbers of climate refugees, the head of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared yesterday in comments that appeared to go beyond the science body's own findings.