Climate change in graphics: It is “very likely” that human activity is the cause for climate change, scientists from over 130 countries have concluded. The following graphics illustrate their predictions on just how much global temperatures may rise over the next century. BBC News

Gore pushes IT industry to help save climate: Environmentalist and former US vice president Al Gore, in a Silicon Valley speech urging businesses to push clean technology, said the United Nations report on climate change released last week makes it a near certainty that global warming is real and needs to be addressed immediately. Reseller News

Key departments left out of water plan: Labor has seized on a report that key federal departments were left out of planning the Prime Minister’s $10 billion water package as proof the government is producing policy on the run. The Financial Review said that departments including treasury, finance, and environment and heritage were not consulted on the government’s scheme to save the Murray-Darling basin and promote efficient water use around the country. The Age

Rudd to call his own climate change summit: Labor leader Kevin Rudd has sought to trump Prime Minister John Howard by convening a climate change conference involving the nation’s best business and science brains early this year. His move follows the release on Friday of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. SMH

Exxon linked to climate change payout: A think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil fuels. CNN Money.com

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