Papers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Working Group I Fourth Assessment Report
Review Comments and Responses
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This collection contains the drafts, expert and government review comments, and author responses used to prepare Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis, the contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
About the IPCC
The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988 “to provide an authoritative international statement of scientific understanding of climate change.” The IPCC issues “periodic assessments of the causes, impacts and possible response strategies to climate change,” neutral assessments that form the basis for international negotiations on climate change. As with previous IPCC assessments, the Fourth Assessment, published in 2007, drew on the expertise of hundreds of authors divided into three working groups, each with its own major component of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4):
|Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis||Full Report
||Summary for Policymakers|
|Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability||Full Report
||Summary for Policymakers|
|Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change||Full Report||Summary for Policymakers
The insights of the three working groups are also combined into a single volume:
|Synthesis Report||Full Report||Summary for Policymakers|
The three previous assessment reports of the IPCC were published in 1990, 1995, and 2001.
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