Top climate scientists are gathering in Japan this week to finish up a report on the impact of global warming. And they say if you think climate change is only faced by some far-off polar bears decades from now, well, you’re mistaken.
They say the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human.
Scientists and representatives from about 100 countries will work on a summary of the massive and authoritative report. The key message is that the big risks and overall effects of global warming are far more immediate and local than scientists once thought.
The panel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, months after it issued its last report.