2007 flooding of my aunt and uncle's street in Mercedes, Uruguay
This week's New Scientist has six page piece about Global Warming by Michael Le Page. You need a subscription to access it on line. This is the kind of article that New Scientist should make freely available, on a public service basis. Here are the article's seven headlines, preceded by its summary paragraph.
Five years ago, the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change painted a gloomy picture of our planet's future. As climate scientists gather evidence for the next report, due in 2014, Michael Le Page gives seven reasons why things are looking even grimmer.
- The Arctic is warming faster than predicted
- Extreme weather is getting more extreme
- Food production is taking a hit
- Sea levels will rise faster than expected
- Greenhouse gas levels could keep rising even if our emissions stop
- We're emitting more than ever
- Heat stress means big trouble