Thursday, April 5, 2007

Next Installment of Climate Report Due

According to CNN, scientists and policymakers are engaged in last-minute debate about the wording of the next installment (part 2) of the four-part Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change report that will be released over the course of this year.
The entire final draft report, obtained last week by The Associated Press, has 20 chapters, supplements, two summaries and totals 1,572 pages. This week's wrangling is just over the 21-page summary for policymakers. (Full story)
It is the second of four reports from the IPCC this year; the first report in February laid out the scientific case for how global warming is happening. (
Full story)
This second report is the "so what" report, explaining what the effects of global warming will be.

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