Three Minutes to Midnight

Greenpeace activists put up mock "doomsday clocks" which symbolise their "Time's Up, Save the Climate" warning, during a protest outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong February 2, 2007. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a long-awaited report assessing the human link to pollution, global warming and climate change in Paris on Friday. A draft of the report, which draws on research by 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries, projects a big rise in temperatures this century and warns of more heatwaves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to greenhouses gases released mainly by the use of fossil fuels. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA) - RTR1LW4F