IPCC 5th report: Climate Change 2013 to be released on 30 September 2013

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Headline statements:

– Warming in the climate system is unequivocal and since 1950 many changes have been observed throughout the climate system that are unprecedented over decades to millennia.

– Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. This evidence for human influence has grown since AR4. It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.

– Climate change will affect carbon cycle processes in a way that will exacerbate the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere (high confidence). Further uptake of carbon by the ocean will increase ocean acidification.

– Most aspects of climate change will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 are stopped. This represents a  substantial multi-century climate change commitment created by past, present and future emissions of CO2.
Read all headline statements for policymakers, coverage by NZ Herald, TV One News and full report (30 September).
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One Response to IPCC 5th report: Climate Change 2013 to be released on 30 September 2013

  1. rogerthesurf says:

    AGW [anthropogenic global warming] might be deservedly on its knees but it is but a smoke screen.

    The real danger is Agenda 21 which wants to institute all the things that AGW threatened us with and more. The only thing is that its more subtle – it is creeping into our society as we speak.

    In my country it is in our legislation, local government and education.
    Take a look at my blog which shows how our government has very kindly used the devastating earthquakes which hit my city as an excuse to dispossess people of their homes and property in order to build an Agenda21 compliant city where our proud city once stood. http://www.thedemiseofchristchurch.com

    But its not just my country, its world wide! Try searching your local government’s website for the words “Agenda 21″ and “ICLEI” and tell me I’m not wrong.

    Cheers

    Roger

    http://www.thedemiseofchristchurch.com

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