Week Reveals Gap Remains Regarding Climate Change

Days after an international group of scientists presented data predicting serious consequences of global warming across the world, state officials continued to debate whether the phenomenon is human-induced and whether they can do anything about it.

“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal,” members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrote in a summary of their latest annual report. And for the warming that is “virtually certain” to have occurred in the last 50 years in the troposphere (the atmosphere nearest to the earth’s surface), they wrote, “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant ...

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