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New IPCC report details sea level rise

September 25, 2019
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Ocean warming has more than doubled since 1993, according to this morning's report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "The world's ocean and cryosphere have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades, and consequences for nature and humanity are sweeping and severe," Ko Barrett, vice-chair of the IPCC, said in a statement.

 Already the report is making waves on the Hill. Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (Ore.), the co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus, will introduce a resolution today accepting the findings of the IPCC report, committing Congress to support "ocean-centric solutions to the climate crisis" and affirming immediate action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to the resolution shared with ME.