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  • IPCC assesses geoengineering proposals

    Geoengineering experts, who gathered this week to assess proposals for manipulating the earth to avoid climate disaster, have stressed that they are not planning to make recommendations about actions the world should take — but are merely assessing whether the proposals are sound science. Spraying the atmosphere with aerosols; changing the colour of clouds; and 'fertilising' oceans with ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A changing climate for the IPCC

    The publication of false claims by the IPCC has been compounded by its imperious attitude, says professor of climate change Mike Hulme. The incorrect statement in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the Himalayan glaciers could completely disappear by 2035 is remarkable in many ways. First, how could such a physically implausible ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IPCC Presents Findings in Nairobi

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the findings of its latest report on Monday to policymakers, civil society, scientists and students from Kenya and other East African countries. Written by over 800 scientists from 80 countries, and assessing over 30,000 scientific papers, the Fifth Assessment Report tells policymakers what the scientific community knows about the ...

  • IPCC Launches Full Working Group II Report

    Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is launching the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability on Wednesday 16 October. This definitive assessment is the result of years of intensive work by leading experts in the ...

  • WBA comments on IPCC`s 5th assessment report

    The first part of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report - “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis” was published in Stockholm on the 27th of September 2013. This report offers a broad range of information about the development of the climate in the past and presents four different scenarios about possible developments till 2100. In the press release the WBA goes into further ...

  • Latest IPCC Report Addresses Risks of Changing Climate

    The latest Working Group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that the effects of climate change are being felt on all continents and across all oceans.   It also confirms that in many parts of the world, we are ill-prepared to manage the risks associated with the changing climate.   At the same time, the report concludes there are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IPCC’s urgent warning to tackle climate change

    Climate change threatens to become “severe, pervasive and irreversible”, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Without drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the report says, global average temperatures will probably increase by another 2°C by mid-century on their 1986-2005 levels. This implies temperatures nearly 4°C ...


    By Climate News Network

  • IPCC report calls for immediate action on climate change

    The latest report from the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underlines the need for immediate mitigation and adaptation measures according to Professor Jacqueline Mc Glade, Executive Director of the EEA.  The report, the fourth in a series this year, was presented in Valencia, Spain after a week of intense negotiations. It pulls no punches in terms of the ...

  • IPCC report contradicts climate change alarmism

    On Friday, September 27, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the summary of its latest assessment report. "This is a chance to steer the climate conversation in a more realistic and constructive direction," comments Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The report's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GCAP involvement with IPCC Working Group II

    Working Group II deals with Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and brings together over 300 colleagues worldwide to consider comments received from governments and experts during the last comprehensive review to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR5 reports. This meeting will work towards the final volume forming part of the 5th Assessment Report to be published in ...

  • IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should do practical research that can help mitigate global warming effects and advance knowledge in regions such as Africa where climate systems are little understood, a UN official has said. “We have to get much better at reshaping the research so that it doesn’t stay in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WBA position on IPCC Working Group 2 Report

    IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has released its Working Group II contribution to the 5th Assessment report on 30th March 2014 from Yokohama, Japan. It deals with the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of climate change. This report uses more scientific literature to assess the severe impacts of global climate change which are already more evident and will become worse. ...

  • 10 Things To Know About The IPCC Climate Panel

    Here are 10 things to know about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N.-sponsored scientific group that will present a landmark report on global warming Friday WHAT IS THE IPCC? A scientific body with 195 member countries, the panel was established by the U.N. in 1988 to assess the causes and impacts of climate change. Since then, it has released ...


    By Associated Press

  • Public bemused by risk language in IPCC reports

    The phrases used in UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports to convey the probability of extreme events happening due to climate change are often misinterpreted by the general public in many countries, a study says. As a result, it urges the panel to always give the percentage chance of an event occurring whenever ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Statement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the IPCC Report

    "I believe that the report is a watershed; we have clear evidence from our climate scientists that global warming is happening and that we as humans are playing a critical role, which is the underpinning of the President's Climate Action Plan. The plan places a strong emphasis on mitigating the risks of climate change through further investments in clean technologies aligning with our ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IPCC Report: `No one will be untouched by climate change`

    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the second part of its latest report on climate change. The “Working Group 2, Fifth Assessment Report” covers the likely impacts of climate change and our capacity to adapt to future climate risks. From the last major review of almost six years ago, it provides a ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • IPCC releases special report on renewable energy sources

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its long awaited special report on renewable energy sources (SRREN). The SRREN report enables policy makers, the private sector and civil society globally to identify ways in which to integrate renewable energy technologies into future energy systems. The report also offers a snapshot of environmental and social consequences ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

    Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "A hottest day that occurs once in 20 years is likely to become a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IPCC elects Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as Chair

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair on Tuesday. Hoesung Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. A total of six candidates had been nominated for the position. “I am honoured and grateful that the Panel has elected me as the IPCC’s new Chair,” said Hoesung Lee. ...

  • IPCC report more certain about global warming

    Development experts and scientists have reacted cautiously to leaked versions of the first part of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC), which deals with the physical science of climate change and will be released in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday (30 September). ...


    By SciDev.Net

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