Surprise! Humans cause climate change

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Washington, DC (September 27, 2013)—The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 2013 report today, which found, with an unprecedented 95 percent certainty, that human activity is the primary cause of climate change. Not only did the report confirm that climate change is impacting the planet right now, but also that it would continue to do so for several hundred years.

Below is a statement from Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark:

“This report reinforces what all but the most die-hard flat-earthers have known for some time: climate change is seriously impacting our land, water and wildlife already, it’s happening fast and we’re the primary cause. The Obama administration has already taken steps to address climate change this year, but much more still needs to be done. The IPCC’s report underscores the incredibly urgent need to act before it’s too late.”


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