What We’re Watching Friday

BY newsdesk  September 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM EST

Good morning.

It’s the last day of the week, but the news continues on!

Here are some of the stories that PBS NewsHour is watching for Friday.

Climate Change: Humans are to blame

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report, with research from hundreds of scientists, which concludes that it’s “extremely likely” that humans are dominant cause of global warming since 1950′s. That’s an upgrade from the UN’s 2007 report which only stated that humans were “very likely” the cause. Read a summary of the report or if you are a brave soul, read the full report. And before you start some light reading, review NewsHour’s primer on what to look for in the report.

Budget Showdown: Government agencies prepare for worst-case scenario

Government agencies are already planning for a potential government shutdown. The AP reports that supervisors began meetings Thursday to determine which of the 2.1 federal workers would be considered nonessential and ordered to stay at home should Congress fail to pass a temporary spending bill. The shutdown could hit as early as next week Tuesday.

Syria: Security Council members find a compromise

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council have agreed to a resolution that will require Syria to hand over their chemical weapons stockpiles. Should Syria fail to comply, the Security Council would be prepared to act, possibly through economic sanctions or military action.