Next month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be releasing their Fourth Assessment Report, the latest in a series of authoritative climate change reports produced over the past seventeen years. What is the IPCC? From their website:
The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical and socio-economic factors relevant to the application of particular policies.
In light of the forthcoming report, we thought we’d put together a page of easy-to-use resources for interested DeSmogBlog readers.
Our IPCC 2007 Info Centre has frequently asked questions, IPCC contact details and useful links. Additionally, it aggregates all of our blog posts concerning the IPCC and their report. Check it out!