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The science of climate change: questions and answers

The science of climate change: questions and answers

An updated edition of The science of climate change: questions and answers will be released in mid-2014.

This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist. The document is structured around seven questions:

  1. What is climate change?
  2. How has Earth’s climate changed in the distant past?
  3. How has climate changed during the recent past?
  4. Are human activities causing climate change?
  5. How do we expect climate to evolve in the future?
  6. What are the consequences of climate change?
  7. How do we deal with the uncertainty in the science?

The science of climate change: questions and answers was prepared by a working group of nine members co-chaired by Drs Ian Allison and Mike Raupach FAA, FTSE. The document was also reviewed by an oversight committee of seven members chaired by Professor John Zillman AO, FAA, FTSE.

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