In a recent poll, about 41% of Americans indicated that they believe the news about climate change is exaggerated. Not too many of them were scientists. Here’s how one climate scientist described the summary of findings issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “I do not know of any other area of any complexity and importance at all where there is unanimous agreement.” So what exactly are all these scientists agreeing about? Climate change is real, it’s getting worse, and it’s most likely caused by us. The full 2,500 page report is due out next week. Let’s hope they use recycled paper.

+ If we stop emitting carbon dioxide, temperatures will still remain “at elevated levels for many centuries.” Here are six scary conclusions from today’s report.

+ Hot hot will it get in your lifetime?