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Jan.%2021%20Lecture - SIO 25 - Climate Change and Society...

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Unformatted text preview: SIO 25 - Climate Change and Society 21 January 2008 THE IPCC AND THE IPCC REPORT SIO 25 Jan. 21, 2009 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses climate change science in a policy-relevant but not policy- prescriptive way. There is nothing like the IPCC in any other field where science and policy meet. Human beings are now carrying out a large-scale geophysical experiment of a kind that could not have happened in the past nor be reproduced in the future.- Roger Revelle and Hans Suess, 1957 The fact that human-caused climate change can be real and serious was not obvious 50 years ago. There has always been a wide range of opinions on this topic. The science has become more certain as the years passed. Today we can observe and study IPCC does not conduct new research However, IPCC, by its stature, indirectly influences what types of research are done. The IPCC mandate is to assess , on a comprehensive , objective, open and transparent basis, the available scientific information in peer-reviewed literature. The 1990 IPCC First Assessment Report [FAR] confirmed the scientific basis for concern about climate change....
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