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Tag Archives: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Should climate models have predicted the pause?
Media coverage today of the launch of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC has again said that global warming is “unequivocal” and that the pause in warming over the past 15 years is too short to reflect long-term trends. Over recent … Continue reading
Amazon drought – caused by climate change or not?
Questions have been raised by recent research into droughts in the Amazon (BBC). Our Amazon expert, Dr Richard Betts discusses the issue of Amazonian drought. The recent paper, published in the journal Science, on the 2005 and 2010 Amazon droughts, … Continue reading
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