By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Committee on the Science of Climate Change
The warming of the Earth has been the topic of excessive debate and difficulty for lots of scientists, policy-makers, and electorate for no less than the previous decade. weather switch technological know-how: An research of a few Key Questions, a brand new document through a committee of the nationwide learn Council, characterizes the worldwide warming development over the past a hundred years, and examines what can be in shop for the twenty first century and the level to which warming should be brought on by human task.
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Whereas all models project global warming and global increases in precipitation, the sign of the precipitation projections varies among models for some regions. The range of model sensitivities and the challenge of projecting the sign of the precipitation changes for some regions represent a substantial limitation in assessing climate impacts. S. ” In other words, models with a range of climate sensitivities are used to assess the potential impacts on water, agriculture, human health, forestry, and the coastal zones, nationally and region by region.
Thomas R. Karl is Director of the National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. S. climate over the past 100 years. Mr. Karl is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union and served as the chair of the National Research Council’s Climate Research Committee. He was a coordinating lead author for the IPCC Working Group I Third Assessment Report. Mr. S. from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Richard S. Lindzen is the Alfred P.
The possibility of abrupt or unexpected changes could pose greater challenges for adaptation. Even the mid-range scenarios considered in the IPCC result in temperatures that continue to increase well beyond the end of this century, suggesting that assessments that examine only the next 100 years may well underestimate the magnitude of the eventual impacts. 4 “Safe” Level of Concentration of Greenhouse Gases The potential for significant climate-induced impacts raises the question of whether there exists a “safe” level of greenhouse gas concentration.
Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Committee on the Science of Climate Change