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Friday, September 25, 2009

UNEP: Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 (click on each image to go to the related chapter)

UNEP in French (just for you, FT), click here.

The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

The Compendium is not a consensus document or an update of any other process. Instead, it is a presentation of some exciting scientific findings, interpretations, ideas, and conclusions that have emerged among scientists.
Focusing on work that brings new insights to aspects of Earth System Science at various scales, it discusses findings from the International Polar Year and from new technologies that enhance our abilities to see the Earth’s Systems in new ways. Evidence of unexpected rates of change in Arctic sea ice extent, ocean acidification, and species loss emphasizes the urgency needed to develop management strategies for addressing climate change.
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1 comment:

Not-a-chinese FT said...

unfortunately thue report isn't avail in french (yet ?)

english will do !!