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New IPCC Report to be Released Friday

September 26, 2013; 1:58 PM ET

The Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report will be released Friday morning in Stockholm, Sweden.

This new report will provide a comprehensive review of the physical science basis of climate change.

The previous IPCC Fourth Assessment was released back in 2007.

This report is a culmination of four years' work by hundreds of experts who have volunteered their time and expertise to produce a comprehensive assessment of climate change, according to the IPCC.

A total of 259 authors and review editors were selected to produce the Working Group I Report. These authors and editors then enlisted the help of more than 600 contributing authors.

There are a total of three working groups for this latest IPCC Assessment followed by a synthesis report.

Working Group II report will be released in March 2014 and covers impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change.

Working Group III report will be released in April 2014 and will cover climate change mitigation.

The final Synthesis Report will be released in October 2014.

From the IPCC.....

"The scientific evidence for anthropogenic (man-made) climate change has strengthened year by year, leaving fewer uncertainties about the serious consequences of inaction, despite the fact that there remain knowledge gaps and uncertainties in some areas of climate science," said Qin Dahe, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group I.

I will be covering the key highlights from this new report starting Friday and into next week on this blog.

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