The New York Times reports that the forthcoming authoritative scientific assessment of climate change impacts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “has found with ‘high confidence’ that greenhouse gas emissions are at least partly responsible for a host of changes already under way…The new report describes the specific effects of climate changes on people and ecology; identifies those species and regions at greatest risk; and describes options for limiting risks.  Some of the changes could be beneficial, but most will prove harmful in the long run, the report says.”