IPCC Conclusions. In a report released in late 1995, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which represents the majority of the world’s scientists, asserted that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.” More specifically, the IPCC predicted that “if no changes are made in emissions of greenhouse gases, scientific analysis projects an increase in global mean surface air temperature relative to 1990 of 2°C by 2100... this rate of warming would be the greatest experienced in the last 10,000 years.” Though the debate continues, even these tentative statements signal the possibility of an energy and environmental future that is less than secure.
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William F. Martin
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