Monday, 16 February 2015

The Science of climate change : questions and answers

The Science of climate change : questions and answers from the Australian Academy of Science aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist. The document is structured around 9 questions:
  • What is climate change?
  • How has climate changed?
  • Are human activities causing climate change?
  • How do we expect climate to evolve in the future?
  • How are extreme events changing?
  • How are sea levels changing?
  • What are the impacts of climate change?
  • What are the uncertainties and their implications?
  • What does science say about options to address climate change?
  • Jury in on climate change, so stop using arguments of convenience and listen to experts (The Age)

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