Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis: Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 10, 2007 - Business & Economics - 996 pages
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What is happening to the climate? Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of past, present and future climate change. This report has been produced by some 600 authors from 40 countries, over 620 experts and a large number of government reviewers. Providing insights into the effects of human activity on the atmosphere, and containing an evaluation of observed climatic changes using the latest measurement techniques, the report also includes a detailed review of climate change observations and modelling for every continent as well as the first probabilistic evaluation of climate model simulations. Simply put, this latest summary from the IPCC forms the standard scientific reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology and atmospheric chemistry, and policy makers in governments and industry worldwide.

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This is the definitive source for information on the scientific basis of climate change, circa 2007. As with all IPCC assessment reports, only 'established science' can be included, which means that the latest scientific results are generally not included (this policy has advantages and disadvantages, the primary advantage is that the science presented in IPCC reports is unlikely to be contested or refuted by later research).
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The 2007 IPCC report is the largest and most detailed summary of the current climate change science ever performed, involving scientific data from thousands of experts from all over the globe. You can ... Read full review

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Susan Solomon is senior scientist at the Aeronomy Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado. An acknowledged world leader in ozone depletion research, she led the National Ozone Expedition and was honored with the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1999 for "key insights in explaining the cause of the Antarctic ozone hole", Among her many other distinctions is an Antarctic glacier named in her honor.

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