Photo: Grim Climate Predictions Not Exaggerated, Analysis Says



A polar bear climbs onto an ice floe off Canada. Melting sea ice endangers the animals, which hunt only on the ice.

A February 2, 2007, UN-backed report is expected to predict increased global warming-related threats. The issuing group, the IPCC, was given a vote of confidence on February 1 when a study vindicated the accuracy of some of the panel's previous predictions.

Photograph by Flip Nicklin/NGS


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