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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked UN paper – Chicago Tribune

Why are we still wasting billions on wars over gas and oil? If we *must* have “war”, a war on climate change would be a much better prospect.

LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report.

Global warming already is impacting “all continents and across the oceans,” and further pollution from heat-trapping gases will raise the likelihood of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” according to the document obtained by Bloomberg.

“Without additional mitigation, and even with adaptation, warming by the end of the 21st century will lead to high to very high risk of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts globally,” the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in the draft.

Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked UN paper – Chicago Tribune.