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What are the scientific facts on climate change ?

The climate change specialists meet under the UN in a worldwide organization called the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Together they publish periodically an extensive report providing the current scientific consensus on global climate change.

The last one, the "Third Assessment Report" on climate change, was released by the IPCC in early 2001. It contains thousands of page written in the scientific jargon for global climate change specialists. It is summarized in a language for non-specialists at www.greenfacts.org.

In short, it is very likely that human emissions are affecting our climate and causing climate change. The exact extent is largely unknown, especially at a regional scale.
But it is clear that the more greenhouse gases are emitted, the more drastic the consequences of global climate change are likely to become.

Summary of the IPCC report on climate change :


1. What makes the climate change?
2. How is climate changing and how has it changed in the past?
3. How is the climate going to change in the future?
4. What impacts of climate change have already been observed?
5. What impacts are expected in the future?
6. How do people adapt to climate change?
7. What are the current trends in greenhouse gas emissions?
8. What actions can be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
9. How can governments create incentives for mitigation?
10. Conclusion

Provided by GreenFacts

So what should be done against climate change ?
 

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Revised October 7, 2007
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