September 27th, 2013
06:02 AM ET

Global warming is extremely likely our fault

The world's getting hotter, the sea's rising and there's increasing evidence neither are naturally occurring phenomena.

So says a report from the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change, a document released every six years that is considered the benchmark on the topic. More than 800 authors and 50 editors from dozens of countries took part in its creation.

The summary for policymakers was released early Friday, while the full report, which bills itself as "a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change," will be distributed Monday. Other reports, including those dealing with vulnerability and mitigation, will be released next year.

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  1. Hamsta

    The polar caps now have more ice not less ice, there has been no warming since 98, in fact the world is cooling. Scientists are being paid to scare you into buying carbon credits, making Al Gore rich, while your 8 year old child is smart enough to use his 3rd grade science book to prove Al Gore wrong with the cycle of life ( that's providing that they still teach actual science instead of political indoctrination) thus verifying that if Al Gore isn't planting trees with that money you bought his carbon offset with that it is all just a big scam Chicken Little put togethor.

    September 27, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Shelly

    On global warming, the focus should be on how the rise in sea level will impact the Gulf Stream. A significant rise in sea water could possibly shut down the Gulf Stream and cause another ice age.

    September 27, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Just stands to reason that we are trashing this world! If toxins were meant to be released in our atmosphere they woulda came with it to begin with! And humans are the most violent, and selfish creatures ever created! And most likely a major disappointment to the good lord. Particularly lately!

    September 27, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. justathought

    How does scientists explain previous global cooling and warmings? Was tha humans fault also?

    September 27, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    I'm a believer!

    September 27, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I do not believe it. I don't trust the U.N. Panel of reporters. However, I do know that vast sums of money will result from green industries, resulting fraud, and make-work jobs.

    September 27, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Triumph

      Being you are a capitalist vulture, you should be thrilled.

      September 27, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    Hot weathergirl

    September 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Well said@chrissy
    I would add 'stupid' to 'selfish' and 'violent'.
    Killing each other and trashing the planet, exhuasting its resources and the good Lord's bounties voraciously. Wars and conflicts, the devilish compulsion to keep on creating weapons to annihilate as many fellow humans as can be imagined.
    Way to go.

    September 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but
    creationism should be taught in schools.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    So tired of the level of difficulty in posting on this site. Bite me, CNN.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    some days@banasy this becomes impossible and on others one can sneak in a few lines at a time for a period.Would you believe that I'm barred from login onto CNN World blog?

    September 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There have been several reports of bizarre animal behavior lately. Scientific speculation says it could be the Animal Kingdom’s reaction to Global Warming. The animals refer to it however, as a behavior modification technique they are practicing on humans called,
    “Mirroring the Source of Contention.”

    September 27, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    North Carolina state Senator Charles W. Albertson pushed for a climate-change panel despite the fact he is "not completely convinced" that human activity is behind Global Warming.
    Later he reluctantly expressed support for NASA even though he still can't comprehend how the space shuttles can orbit a flat planet.

    September 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A day after the U.S. supreme court ruled that the government must regulate greenhouse gases, George Bush concurred.

    "Clean air is gooder than dirty air." he agreed, "I'm hoping that the people in charge can get on that."

    September 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two planets meet. The first one asks: "How are you?"
    "Not so well", the second answered "I've got the Homo Sapiens."
    "Don't worry," the other replied, "I had the same. That won't last long."

    September 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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