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Climate History 27 septembre 2013

A Climate Historian Interprets the IPCC’s Fifth Summary for Policymakers
Dagomar Degroot

Climate History
Established in 1988 by the UN and the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body that periodically summarizes the scholarly understanding of the world’s climate. In 2007, the panel’s fourth assessment report outlined in stark terms the likelihood of anthropogenic global warming. Since then, severe storms and drought have ravaged North America, Australia and Africa, yet unusually wet, cold conditions have accompanied some European winters. Through it all carbon emissions have continued to rise, now driven largely by developing nations. Today, the IPCC’s highly anticipated summary for policymakers was finally released, in lieu of its fifth assessment report that will be published later this year. In this article, I explore this landmark report and the responses it has inspired from the perspective of a climate historian.
Publié ici : http://climatehistorynetwork.com/2013/09/27/a-climate-historian-interprets-the-ipccs-fifth-summary-for-policymakers/
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