Summary of Climate Change 2013

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It’s finally here, after five years of study and preparation: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), a global, multidisciplinary scientific research study into the causes and impacts of climate change. More than 800 scientists and experts from around the world – working with updated models, new technologies and fresh data – contributed to the report, one in a series published every five years to showcase the latest research. The results are undeniable: Global warming exists; it’s getting worse and more evidence than ever before demonstrates that human beings are “the dominant cause.” Even more alarming is that the effects of climate change will last for centuries, despite any attempted remedies or responses. So get the definitive word on climate change, and right away – there’s no time to waste.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What comprehensive new research says about changes to the global climate system,
  • What propels those changes, and
  • What future global and regional climate changes portend.
 

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Several hundred scientists were part of the IPCC Working Group I, whose goal was to report on the “physical science basis of climate change.” The report had 209 “lead authors,” 600 contributors and 50 review editors.

 

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Earth Inquiry
In 1988, the World Meteorological Organization joined with the United Nations Environment Program to establish the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’s goal is “to provide governments with a clear view of the current state of knowledge about the science...

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    Luis Gangotena Coral 2 years ago
    Great summary, highly recommended if you are concern about planetary issues
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    Thomas Morse 4 years ago
    Climate on this planet has been changing since the "rock" cooled! Humans being the dominant cause is clearly a political agenda being pushed!