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November 10, 2013

ALERT! Given Typhoon #Haiyan, UN Must Fully Assess Climate Change Risk and Feedbacks

Given Typhoon Haiyan, UN Must Fully Assess Climate Change Risk and FeedbacksTAKE ACTION HERE NOW!

Typhoon Haiyan, believed to be the biggest storm on record to make landfall, clearly demonstrates the risk posed by extreme super storms intensified by abrupt climate change. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the United Nations science body that assesses the state of climate science is failing to carry out a comprehensive risk assessment that takes into account amplifying positive feedbacks and worse case scenarios. Without such a transparent and comprehensive climate risk assessment, that is free of government interference, the world finds it difficult to assess climate risk and is unlikely to embrace urgent emissions cuts, protect and restore ecosystems, and implement a global carbon tax. Demand such reforms at the IPCC.

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