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UN document warning of grave climate future completed

Published on Mar 30, 2014 7:36 PM
 
The desiccated bed of the Po, a river that flows 652 kilometers eastward across northern Italy, from Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) to the Adriatic Sea near Venice on July 25, 2007. Leading scientists and officials completed a fresh climate report on Sunday, March 30, 2014 expected to lay bare the grim impact of climate change, with warnings that global food shortages could spark violence in vulnerable areas. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AFP) - Leading scientists and officials completed a fresh climate report on Sunday expected to lay bare the grim impact of climate change, with warnings that global food shortages could spark violence in vulnerable areas.

Part of a massive overview by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set for release on Monday, the report is likely to shape international policy on climate for years to come, and will announce that the impact of global warming is already being felt.

Some 500 scientists and government officials have been gathered since Tuesday in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, to hammer out its wording.

It will serve as the second of three volumes into climate change's causes, consequences and possible solutions by the expert panel.

 
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