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The Copenhagen Diagnosis 2009

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Allison, I and Bindoff, NL and Bindschadler, R and Cox, P and de Noblet-Ducoudre, N and England, M and Francis, J and Gruber, N and Haywood, A and Karoly, D and Kaser, G and Le Quere, C and Lenton, T and Mann, M and McNeil, B and Pitman, A and Rahmstorf, S and Rignot, E and Schellnhuber, HJ and Schneider, S and Sherwood, S and Somerville, R and Steffen, K and Steig, E and Visbeck, M and Weaver, A, The Copenhagen Diagnosis 2009, Updating the World on the Latest Climate Science, UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

Abstract

It is over three years since the drafting of text was completed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). In the meantime, many hundreds of papers have been published on a suite of topics related to human-induced climate change. The purpose of this report is to synthesize the most policy-relevant climate science published since the close-off of material for the last IPCC report. The rationale is two-fold.

Firstly, this report serves as an interim evaluation of the evolving science midway through an IPCC cycle IPCC AR5 is not due for completion until 2013.

Secondly, and most importantly, the report serves as a handbook of science updates that supplements the IPCC AR4 in time for Copenhagen in December, 2009, and any national or international climate change policy negotiations that follow.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Atmospheric Sciences
Research Field:Climate Change Processes
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
Author:Allison, I (Dr Ian Allison)
Author:Bindoff, NL (Professor Nathan Bindoff)
ID Code:71345
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2011-07-14
Last Modified:2012-06-03
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