New Warnings from Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, issues fresh warnings about the effects of global warming.

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And governments around the world are studying an alarming new global warming report issued over the weekend by a scientific panel. Jerome Socolovsky was in Valencia, Spain for the presentation of the report.

JEROME SOCOLOVSKY: Populated islands will be inundated, polar ice sheets will collapse, much wildlife will go extinct. These dire predictions are a conservative estimates of what could happen as early as this century if world leaders fail to act on global warming.

The report was issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That's the committee of scientists that won this year's Nobel Piece prize along with former Vice President Al Gore. The United States and China are under pressure to make major sacrifices at next month's Climate Change summit in Bali.

For NPR News, I'm Jerome Socolovsky.

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