IPCC - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international organization created by the United Nations to evaluate and report on the state of climate change science and the best projections of climate impacts and strategies for adaptation. The group releases a report updating its projections and attributions of changes to climate change based on what has been learned in the years since the previous report was released. The report includes projections on temperature rises, sea level rise, changes in precipitation and glacier melt, based on expected levels of greenhouse gas emissions. The reports are intended to serve as a resource for the world's policymakers as they come up with strategies to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
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Climate Change Taking Major Toll Now, UN Report Says
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March 31st, 2014
Members of about 100 countries have joined together to issue a new report that emphasizes the immediacy of dangers related to climate change.
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IPCC Green-Lights Kyoto Protocol, Wetlands Reports
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October 18th, 2013
Countries tallying their total greenhouse gas emissions can now get a better estimate thanks to two new reports adopted this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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New Climate Report More Confident About Alarming Changes
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September 27th, 2013
The latest landmark climate change report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released today (Sept. 27), and it states the most certainty to date of humanity's role in causing global warming and climate change.
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Climate Scientist: 2 Degrees of Warming Too Much
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December 4th, 2013
Famed climate scientist James Hansen and colleagues from a diverse array of disciplines, including economist Jeffrey Sachs, make the case that warming needs to be kept below the widely cited figure of 2 degrees Celsius, by means of a carbon tax.
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Climate Change Will Not Spare an Inch of Global Ocean, Study Finds
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October 15th, 2013
Researchers have estimated that the effects of climate change will touch every inch in the world's oceans, and will influence the lives of between 1.4 billion and 2 billion people who live and rely on coastal ecosystems.
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IPCC Climate Change Report: Experts React
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September 27th, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released part of its latest major report on the science of global warming today (Sept. 27). As policymakers digest the latest findings, here are some responses from scientists and other experts in the field.
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IPCC Report: Strongest Case Yet for Human-Caused Global Warming
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September 27th, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on the science of global warming adds more certainty to the notion that human activities are to blame for the effects of climate change since the 1950s.
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U.N. Corrects Latest Climate Change Report
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November 12th, 2013
Six mistakes appear in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest summary report on global warming and climate change.
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Five Things You Must Know About the IPCC Report (Op-Ed)
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October 2nd, 2013
The IPCC report has much to consider, but five key elements stand out.
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