Not sure if I have to be so sure about it or is it the intertwined opinion between politics and science? If science twirls around in a political wind rather than just being a Science, I could say our future is at stake. Perhaps, some intelligent countries are being logically pretentious (ruling out their Nuclear or Space program that is enough to ravage many lives) behind some developing countries to make them reduce their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and industrial processes.

According to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – it’s said that human activity is almost certainly the cause of global warming and sea levels could rise by several feet by the end of the century. This report was purportedly leaked to the media.

The New York Times on Tuesday quoted a section of the leaked report  as saying – “It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010. There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century.”

The IPCC believed a worst case scenario could see sea levels rising by  as much as three feet (90 centimeters). Earlier in 2007, the IPCC  announced that by 2100, global average surface temperatures would increase 1.8–4.0 degree Celsius.

Here’s the look of the reportedly leaked summary.

Global Warming
Graphic on global warming. A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report leaked to the media

The leaked report appears to be stronger than in a previous UN report in 2007. IPCC spokesman Jonathan Lynn accentuated that the quoted text was a draft version which may yet be modified in response to comments from government.