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Climate report: how does the IPCC work?


For more than 30 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has regularly compiled an inventory of scientific knowledge. The summary of their 6th report, started in 2015, is published on Monday.

The argument often comes up among climate skeptics: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a kind of lobby guided by a common ideology.

In practice, however, the IPCC has nothing of a homogeneous structure.

It is not even an institution, but as its name suggests, a gathering of scientists from 195 countries with very diverse interests.

Several thousand scientists, who change regularly, are responsible for writing, commenting on and proofreading reports on the evolution of the climate and its impact on our planet.

They thus establish a synthesis of knowledge on the question, the last part of which is published on Monday.

This is perhaps the broadest scientific consensus ever rigorously established at the global level.

Experts produce this “state of the art” on a voluntary basis based on the tens of thousands of articles published each year in scientific journals.

They use…

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Source: lefigaro

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