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At a glance: IPCC report

BBC News – February 2, 2007

Summary of IPCC findings.

Global climate change is “very likely” to have been human-induced, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded.


* It is very likely that human activities are causing global warming

* Probable temperature rise by the end of the century will be between 1.8C and 4C (3.2-7.2F)

* Possible temperature rise by the end of the century ranges between 1.1C and 6.4C (2-11.5F)

* Sea levels are likely to rise by 28-43cm

* Arctic summer sea ice is likely to disappear in second half of century

* It is very likely that parts of the world will see an increase in the number of heatwaves

* Climate change is likely to lead to increased intensity of tropical storms

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