IPCC report provides new evidence of climate change

IPCC report provides new evidence of climate change


As scientists have increased their understanding of the climate system, they have been able to state with increasing certainty that the Earth’s climate has changed beyond historic variability, and that humans are the main cause. This is demonstrated in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) looks at the most recent physical science of climate change. It confirms and strengthens the main findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from 2007 with new evidence, drawing on more extensive observations, greater understanding of climate processes and feedbacks, improved climate models, and a wider range of climate change projections.

Climate change is happening now and will continue over decades and centuries to come, the report states, finding that it is at least “95 % certain” that humans are the dominant cause. Action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases can limit the amount and pace of climate change, the report says. Without such mitigation action, global mean temperature would likely pass the internationally agreed limit of 2 oC above pre-industrial levels at some point this century, possibly before 2050.

The European Commission press release on the IPCC report is available here: