Human activities, primarily through greenhouse gas emissions, have unequivocally caused global warming
This unambiguous observation, approved word for word by the representatives of 195 States, opens the summary published on Monday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
This text concludes the 6th cycle of scientific assessment begun in 2015 on global warming and the response needed to mitigate and adapt to it.
It summarizes more than 10,000
pages of IPCC reports, themselves based on millions of pages of scientific literature.
So every word counts
”, explains Gerhard Krinner, CNRS research director who participated in its writing.
His adoption was scheduled for Friday.
Unsurprisingly, however, the discussions held behind closed doors in Switzerland stretched into Sunday evening, driven by the differences that underlie every international negotiation on…
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