Global climate change

Qn October 12, 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for their efforts to develop and disseminate greater knowledge about climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract climate change.

In bestowirig the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee noted: “Indications of changes in the earth’s future climate must be treated with the utmost seriousness and with the precautionary principle uppermost in our minds. Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions of much of mankind. They may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world’s mostvulnerable countries. There maybe increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states.”
According to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007), the facts are these:

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