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What is the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report?

Since its creation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, has produced five comprehensive Assessment Reports and several Special Reports on specific topics. The IPCC has also produced Methodology Reports, which provide practical guidelines on the preparation of greenhouse gas Read more…

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What is the IPCC?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international scientific organisation that provides research-based information about the causes and consequences of climate change, including both human-influenced and naturally-occurring climate change. The IPCC also assesses measures for lessening the severity of climate change and the potential for adapting to its consequences. Read more…

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Why do we need climate models?

Scientists put the fundamental physical equations of the Earth’s climate into a computer model, which is then able to reproduce – among many other things – the circulation of the oceans, the annual cycle of the seasons, and the flows of carbon between the land surface and the atmosphere. Bringing Read more…

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How do climate models work?

The use of computer models runs right through the heart of climate science. From helping scientists unravel cycles of ice ages hundreds of thousands of years ago to making projections for this century or the next, models are an essential tool for understanding the Earth’s climate. A global climate model Read more…

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