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The Copenhagen Diagnosis


Allison, I and Bindoff, NL and Bindschadler, R and Cox, PM and de Noblet, N and England, MH and Francis, JE and Gruber, N and Haywood, AM and Karoly, DJ and Kaser, G and Le Quere, C and Lenton, TM and Mann, ME and McNeil, BI and Pitman, AJ and Rahmstorf, S and Rignot, E and Schellnhuber, HJ and Schneider, SH and Sherwood, SC and Somerville, RCJ and Steffen, K and Steig, E and Visbeck, M and Weaver, A, The Copenhagen Diagnosis, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 114. ISBN 9780123869999 (2011) [Authored Research Book]


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The Copenhagen Diagnosis is a summary of the global warming peer reviewed science since 2007. Produced by a team of 26 scient ists led by the University of New South Wales Climate Research Cent re, the Diagnosis convincingly proves that the effects of global warming have got ten worse in the last three years. I t is a t imely update to the UNís Intercont inental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Fourth Assessment document ( IPCC AR4) . The report places the blame for the century long temperature increase on human factors and says the turning point ";must come soon"; . I f we are to limit warming to 2 degrees above pre- industrial values, global emissions must peak by 2020 at the latest and then decline rapidly. The scient ists warned that wait ing for higher levels of scientific certainty could mean that some t ipping points will be crossed before they are recognized. By 2050 we will effect ively need to be in a post -carbon economy if we are to avoid unlivable temperatures.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:climate change, IPCC update, global warming
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Understanding climate change not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Allison, I (Dr Ian Allison)
UTAS Author:Bindoff, NL (Professor Nathan Bindoff)
ID Code:76097
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2012-02-27
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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