November 11, 2013
The United Nation’s panel of climate experts revised estimates of
historical greenhouse gas emissions, made in September, both up and down
on Monday but said the errors did not affect conclusions that time was
running out to limit global warming.
More heatwaves, floods and rising sea levels are forecast in the
report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC),
which guides governments on shifting towards cleaner energy sources.
The panel had hoped to avoid more corrections after an embarrassing error about Himalayan ice-melt in its 2007 report.