Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Looks Forward
Last year's Nobel Peace prize went to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri is the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.
Over the last two decades, the IPCC has drawn attention to the connection between human activities and global warming. Thousands of scientists and officials representing hundreds of countries have come together under the umbrella of the IPCC to release assessment reports on climate change.
The most recent of these reports, released last year, found that the “warming of the climate is unequivocal” and that the probability that this is caused by natural climatic processes alone is less than 5%.
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Dr. Pachauri explains what he thinks are the most urgent effect of climate change.