Sunday, March 04, 2007

WGII summary leaked

German magazine Der Spiegel (english version) has apparently obtained a copy of the summary of the IPCC Working Group II report which is to be released in April.

Working Group II summarizes current and future impacts of climate change.

The article by Volker Mrasek attempts to summarize the report but we won't know how accurate it is for a month. There are no false balance or other denier quotes.

The main take away message is that current impacts are more extensive then thought and scientists now have "strong certainty" or "very strong certainty" in their predictions of future effects. Among the future effects for the U.S. are heat waves and more strong hurricanes.

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