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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Report

The U.S. joined 112 other nations in finalizing and approving a landmark climate-change science report, released February 2, 2007, in Paris, France, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis” focuses on scientific data associated with the fact that “The global increases in carbon dioxide concentration are due primarily to fossil fuel use and land-use change, while those of methane and nitrous oxide are primarily due to agriculture,” as stated on page two of the report. The report was prepared by The Working Group I and represents a comprehensive assessment of the most recent state of knowledge of the physical science of climate change. It is part of a series of such reports. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant to the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.