The United Nations' second of four reports on global warming debuts Friday. The last made worldwide headlines with the decree that global warming is a fact, and that the odds humankind is to blame are 90 percent. This second report, a copy of which was obtained by the Associated Press, looks at the impacts of global warming, which include dire predictions of widespread drought, killer floods, and massive extinction of sensitive species.
Last summer, U.S. News associate editor Bret Schulte examined how life on earth will have to adapt to future changes, regardless of how successful we are at reducing greenhouse gases. The full text is available here.