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According to Jenner & Block partner E. Lynn Grayson, the New IPCC Report: Human Influence On Global Warming Is Clear looks at new research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She writes that the IPCC working group concludes, “… It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”
She notes the report’s finding that each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850.
On Jenner & Block’s Corporate Environmental Law Blog, Ms. Grayson cites Thomas Stocker, Co-Chair of Working Group I who said, "Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions."
Saying the full report will be released in 2014, Ms. Grayson’s article on the report can be found here.
If this is the case, what are the chances 50 years from now of the headline reading, “Human Influence on Curbing Global Warming is Clear”?